Subfamily NECTARINIIDAE

Subfamily NECTARINIIDAE.

The Sunbirds of this subfamily are characterized by a slender bill; by the sexes being different in colour and by the males having bright metallic tints in their plumage whilst the females are dull olive-green or yellow.

Key to Genera,

A. Covering membrane of nostril feathered………..Chalcostetha, p. 373.
B. Covering membrane of nostril bare.
a. Lower mandible distinctly curved downwards.
a1. Males with middle tail – feather lengthened; rump yellow; females green below , ………..Aethopyga, p. 374.
b1. Both sexes with short rounded tails; females yellow below………..Leptocoma, p. 393.
b. Lower mandible straight or nearly so………..Anthreptes, p. 408.

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.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily NECTARINIIDAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
372
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
4154

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