Genus CHRYSOCOLAPTES

Bill stout and long, culmen nearly straight; nasal ridge strongly marked, commencing at base of bill halfway between culmen and commissure; nostrils elongate, exposed. Feet large, first or hind toe well developed ; fourth toe longer than third ; claws very large. Head large and conspicuously crested, neck very small. Outer pair of tail-feathers just exceeding the coverts in length. Plumage very like that of Brachypternus; yellow or red above ; white, the feathers edged with black, below.

Key to the Species.

a. Crown of male red, of female yellow; back black…………………….C. festivus, p. 64.
b. Crown of male red, of female black with white spots.
a1. Back golden olive…………………….C. gutticristatus, p. 65.
a2. Back red…………………….C. stricklandi, p. 67.

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 CHRYSOCOLAPTES
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
64
M_ID: 
11114
M_SN: 
Chrysocolaptes
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1355

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