Acridotheres Vieill., Analyse, p. 42 (1816). Type, Acridotheres tristis Linn.
In Acridotheres the nasal and frontal plumes are lengthened and erect, or slightly curled backwards. There is a large patch of bare skin beneath and behind the eye. The feathers of the crown are elongated and pointed. The bill is shorter than the head, with the culmen curved, the wing very blunt and the tail considerably rounded. The sexes are alike.
Key to Species.
A. Under wing-coverts and axillaries white………A. tristis, p. 53.
B. Under wing-coverts and axillaries buff………..A. ginginianus, p. 55.