Genus CHALCOPARIA

The single species of this genus has the bill shorter than the head, entire, without any serrations on the margins of the mandibles; the culmen very slightly curved, the lower mandible straight; the rictal bristles weak ; the tarsus short and scutellated; the tail of moderate length, slightly rounded, and consisting of twelve feathers; the wing moderate, with ten primaries, the first of which is small.

The sexes are of different colours and the upper plumage of the male is metallic.

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 CHALCOPARIA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
373
M_ID: 
28826
M_SN: 
Chalcoparia
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1241

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