This genus was created by Bingham for the reception of a very remarkable Bulbul, probably nearest to the genus Microscelis (Hypsipetes auct.). Like that genus the tarsi are short and non-scutellate and the tail is rather long and forked. The culmen is more curved than in Microscelis but it differs principally from that genus in having a bare unfeathered patch of skin round the eye. The under tail-coverts are brightly coloured as in Molpastes and Otocompsa.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
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