Genus CALLIOPE

The members of the genus Calliope are characterized by the absence of chestnut in the tail, a comparatively long first primary, a short tail, and by the males having a brilliant red throat. In habits Calliope agrees closely with Cyanecula. All the species of this genus are migratory, and the sexes are very different in Coloration. The tarsus is very long, and these birds spend most of their time on the ground in thick cover.

Key to the Species.

a. No white in the tail……………………….C. camtschatkensis, p. 102
b. Base or tip of tail or both white.
a1. Chin and throat red.
a2. Cheeks black……………………….C. pectoralis p. 103,
b2. Cheeks white……………………….C. tschebaiewi p. 104.
b1. Chin and throat white……………………….C. pectoralis, p. 103. & C tschebaiewi, p. 104

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus CALLIOPE
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
101
M_ID: 
28158
M_SN: 
Calliope
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
887

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