Genus SUTHORA

The genus Suthora is one which has been much split up by some Ornithologists. Harington accepted Heteromorpha, Chleuasicus, Suthora and Neosuthora as good genera. Whilst,, however, the last named is sharply divided from the others by its very short tail, I can find no generic differences between the three first and retain them all under Suthora.
The characteristics of the genus are the short, thick bill, a trifle longer than deep, the culmen strongly curved but with the com¬missure almost straight. The nostrils are very small, circular, and completely concealed by plumules. The sixth primary is a little longer than the fifth and seventh or subequal. The tail-feathers are long and narrow and greatly graduated, the outer being about half the length of the central. The plumage is soft and full and there is a short thick crest.
Key to Species and Subspecies.
A. A well-defined supercilium of black or brown,
a. Whole upper plumage olive-brown. S. unicolor, p. 108.
b. Crown ashy-brown, remaining upper
plumage orange-brown S. nepalensis, p. 109.
c. Crown and upper parts all orange-
brown.
a1. Ear-coverts slaty blue-grey.
a2. Breast and abdomen pale grey S. poliotis poliotis, p. 109.
b2. Breast and abdomen orange- fulvous S. p. ripponi, p. 111.
b1. Ear-coverts orange-chestnut . S. p. humii, p. 110.
B. Supercilium obsolete or entirely absent.
d. Crown and upper plumage orange-brown.
c1. Ear-coverts slaty grey, breast
fulvous S.p.feae, p. 111.
d1. Ear-coverts brown, breast orange- fulvous S. gularis craddocki, p. 111.
e. Crown chestnut-brown, back olive-
brown S. webbiana brunnea, p. 112.
f. Centre of crown fulvous, back olive- yellow S.fulvifrons, p. 113.
g. Crown bright chestnut, back rufous-brown.
e1. No supercilium at all S. rvficeps ruficeps, p. 114.
f1. A short black supercilium
directly over eye S.r. atrisuperciliaris, p. 114.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus SUTHORA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
107
M_ID: 
25280
M_SN: 
Cholornis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2487

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