Genus AGROPSAR

I institute this genus for the reception of A. sturninus, which differs from Sturnia sinensis in having portions of the plumage glossy, a shorter and more massive bill, a more pointed wing, and a tail which is much shorter and forked. The nasal membrane is moreover nearly bare, being plumed merely at the posterior corner. The sexes are alike.

A. sturninus appears to resemble the Mynas of the genus Sturnia in habits, feeding both on the ground and on trees.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus AGROPSAR
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
530
M_ID: 
26818
M_SN: 
Agropsar
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
737

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