Genus TRACHYC0MUS

This genus is represented by a single species of large size, striated plumage and peculiar structure. It has no crest but the crown is covered with dense, bristly, decomposed feathers of a yellow colour. The tarsus is remarkably strong, with a few scutellations in front and sometimes quite smooth. The bill is short, being about half the length of the head, the rictal bristles are strong and the nuchal hairs short. The wing is comparatively short and rounded and the tail-feathers well graduated.
The peculiar structure of the feathers of the crown and its large size will suffice to separate this Bulbul from all others.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus TRACHYC0MUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
402
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2889

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