CRINIGER

Since the first volume of the ‘Avifauna’ was written a con¬siderable amount of work has been done on this genus, and Kloss, with his fine material, has been able to prove that there are two distinct species which have hitherto been confused as one. Before writing vols, vii and viii of the ‘Avifauna’ I again reviewed all our races of Criniger, with the result given on p. 612 of vol. viii. This result was that I found that we had, within our limits, two species Criniger gutturalis with two subspecies and Criniger gularis with three subspecies, the breeding ranges overlapping in several cases for big areas.
The Key to the Species is as follows :—
A. Lower plumage brown or ochraceus brown ..... C. gutturalis, p. 333.
B. Lower plumage yellow or ochraceus yellow ..... C. gularis, p. 334.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
CRINIGER
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
333
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13568

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