Genus SCHAENIPARUS

With the genus Schaeniparus we enter on a group of small birds essentially Timaliine both in characteristics and in habits. They possess the typical short, rounded wing and strong tarsi and feet but differ from all the rest in having short, blunt bills very Tit-like in their superficial appearance. In nidification and habits they resemble many other genera, building ball-shaped nests placed on the ground, whilst they seek their food at least as much on the ground as on the lower bushes.
The nostrils are covered by a membrane aud not overhung by hairs and the rictal bristles are small; the wings and tail are about equal in length and the latter is well graduated.
Keg to Species and Subspecies.
A. No chestnut band across breast.
a. Sides of neck not striped or only obsoletely so.
a1. Above olive-brown tinged ochraceous S. dubius dubius, p.
b1. Above olive-brown with no ochraceous tinge S. d. genestieri, p. 285.
b. Sides of neck boldly striped S. d. mandellii, p. 284.
B. A chestnut band across breast S. rufigularis, p. 286.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus SCHAENIPARUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
283
M_ID: 
24405
M_SN: 
Alcippe
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2729

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