AEthiopsar Sharpe, Cat. Birds B.M., xxii, p. 79 (1896). Type, Aethiopsar fuscus Wagler.
The genus Aethiopsar differs from Acridotheres in having the sides of the head and the eyelids well feathered instead of bare when adult.
^ The genus is represented within our area by three species, one distributed over practically the whole of the Indian Empire, two found only from Assam and Manipur eastwards.
Key to Species.
A. With no collar on sides of neck.
a. Base of mandible blue AE. fuscus, p. 56.
b. Base of mandible yellow AE. grandis, p. 59.
B. With a white collar on sides of neck AE. albocinctus, p. 60.