The genus Actinodura, as I restrict it, contains two species. Other birds which have been hitherto placed in this genus I have transferred to Ixops of Hodgson.
In Actinodura the bill is rather slender, about half the Length of the head, and of very similar shape to that of Ixops figured below; the nostrils are covered by a very large membrane, and the rictal bristles are long and distinct. The tail is considerably longer than the wing and greatly graduated.
Key to the Species.
a. Median tail-feathers barred only at the extreme tip……………. A. egertoni, p. 201.
b. Median tail-feathers barred throughout…………….A. ramsayi, p. 202.