Subfamily LANIINAE

This subfamily comprises the true Shrikes, the Pied-Shrikes, the Wood-Shrikes, the Jay-Shrikes, the Minivets, and the Cuckoo-Shrikes.

Key to the Genera,

a. Shafts of rump-feathers soft.
a1. Head not crested.
a2. Tail-feathers well graduated.
a3. Bill deep and laterally compressed ; margin of upper mandible near tip strongly notched and toothed………………LANIUS, p. 457.
b3. Bill flattened and broad; margin of upper mandible near tip merely notched………………HEMIPUS, p. 471.
b2. Tail square………………TEPHRODORNIS, p. 473.
b1. Head with long crest………………PLATYLOPHUS, p. 470.
b. Shafts of rump-feather3 spinous,
c1. Tail greatly graduated, outer, feathers less than half Length of tail………………PERICROCOTUS, p. 477.
d1. Tail moderately graduated, outer feathers more than three-quarters Length of tail,
c2. Secondaries falling short of tip of wing by about Length of tarsus………………CAMPOPHAGA, p. 491.
d2. Secondaries falling short of tip of wing by about twice Length of tarsus………………GRAUCALUS, p. 496.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily LANIINAE
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
456
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
644

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