Genus CHAETORNIS

Chaetornis Gray, Gen. Birds, i, p. 167, pi xlviii, fig. 9 (1848). Type, C. striata (.Jerdon).

The genus Chaetornis is characterized by having unfeathered lores with five exceptionally strong rictal bristles arranged in a vertical row in front of the eye. The sexes are alike and there appears to be no Spring moult, though abrasion alters the colour of the feathers very greatly. The young are more richly coloured than the adults.
There are no supplementary hairs in front of the five rictal bristles and the feathers of the forehead are short and smooth.

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.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
Genus CHAETORNIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
438
M_ID: 
23462
M_SN: 
Chaetornis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3496

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