Genus ABROSCOPUS

Just as Phylloscopus and Acanthopneuste have been bunched together by many systematists, though so different to one another in many ways, amongst others in their nidification, so Abroscopus (Abrornis auct.) and Seicercus have been both placed under the latter name. Yet the one has only ten and the other twelve tail-feathers, a structural difference accompanied by a wide difference in nidification and in the eggs laid by the two groups. Seicercus, as we have seen, always lays white unspotted eggs, Abroscopus equally invariably lays pink or pinkish eggs, densely spotted. The great difference in the nesting-habits will be seen in the following pages. The foregoing fines give my reasons for retaining Abroscopus as a separate genus.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
Genus ABROSCOPUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
446
M_ID: 
22721
M_SN: 
Abroscopus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
14009

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