Genus PYCTORHIS

This genus is almost peculiar to India, one species only ranging into Siam. It is characterized by a very short deep bill without a notch; oval and exposed nostrils ; and a long tail much graduated, the outer feather reaching to about the middle of the tail. All the species are birds of very neat plumage, and they have pretty notes, which at the breeding-season almost constitute a song.

Key to the Species.

a. Bill black; forehead plain rufous.
a1. Nostrils yellow……………..P. sinensis, p. 137.
b1. Nostrils black……………..P. nasalis, p. 138.
b. Bill yellowish brown; forehead black with ashy margins……………..P. altirostris, p. 139.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus PYCTORHIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
137
M_ID: 
25257
M_SN: 
Chrysomma
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
182

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