Genus SCHOENIPARUS

With the genus Schoeniparus we enter on a group of small birds with short blunt bills like the Tits, and with very strong feet. Their proper position is undoubtedly in this subfamily, both on account of their structure and their habits.

This first genus Schoeniparus may be separated from the three that follow it, first, by the nostrils being free and not overhung by hairs, and, secondly, by the tail being equal in Length to the wing. The bill is also stronger than in the other genera.

Key to the Species.

a. No chestnut band across throat.
a1. Sides of neck plain……………S. dubius, p. 168.
b1. Sides of neck streaked……………S. mandellii, p. 169.
b. A chestnut band across throat……………S. rufigularis, p. 170.

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 SCHOENIPARUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
168
M_ID: 
24405
M_SN: 
Alcippe
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
237

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