Genus CEYX

Bill intermediate in form between Alcedo and Halcyon, less compressed than in the former, not grooved ; culmen straight and slightly flattened. Only three toes, the inner or second wanting. Tail very short and rounded. Plumage very bright, red often predominating.

This is a genus of 18 species, ranging almost throughout the Oriental region and to the Papuan Islands. One species is Indian.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus CEYX
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
127
M_ID: 
9309
M_SN: 
Ceyx
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1435

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