Genus ALCIPPE

The genus Alcippe contains three Indian species which are very closely allied and somewhat difficult to separate. The colour of the plumage is dull.
In this genus the wing and tail are about equal in Length ; the bill is notched, and the nostrils are overhung by some long hairs springing from the base of the forehead. The tail is but slightly graduated.

Key to the Species.

a. Wing 2.3; a circle of white feathers round eye ; supercilium distinct and extending as
a band to upper hack……………….. A. nepalensis, p. 156.
b. Wing 2.8; no circle of white feathers round eye.
a1. No trace of a supercilium……………….. A. phaeocephala, p. 158.
b1. Traces of a supercilium produced as a band on upper back…………A. phayrii, p. 158.

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 ALCIPPE
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
156
M_ID: 
24405
M_SN: 
Alcippe
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
216

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