Genus CEPHALOPYRUS

The genus Cephalopyrus is very closely allied to the last and it is not necessary to figure the head.

The only Indian species of this genus is a partial migrant, visiting the plains in the winter and returning to the hills in the spring. Its wing is adapted for migration, being very pointed with the first primary minute. The tail is short and square.

It appears probable that this bird has a partial spring moult, confined to the feathers of the head, but the specimens at my disposal are not quite sufficient to prove the fact.

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 CEPHALOPYRUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
247
M_ID: 
21030
M_SN: 
Cephalopyrus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
360

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