Subfamily ARACHNOTHERINAE

The Sun-birds of this subfamily are characterized by a somewhat massive body, a long and strong bill, and non-metallic plumage. The sexes are either quite alike or very nearly so. The tail of all the members of this subfamily is short and rounded. There is only one genus, containing five Indian species, represented within Indian limits.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily ARACHNOTHERINAE
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
368
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1234

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