Genus PYCTORHIS

This genus is peculiar to India, Burma and Siam and, if one includes Moupinia paecilotis Verreaux, to China.
It is characterized by a very short, deep bill without a notch and with oval and exposed nostrils; the tail is long and well graduated, the outermost feathers being about half the length of the central ones.
This genus was very well worked out by Harington, with whose conclusions I am in complete accord, but yet another geographical race named by Ticehurst must be added to the number.
Key to Species and Subspecies.
A. Bill black; forehead plain rufous.
a. Nostrils yellow.
a1. Upper parts paler .........P. sinensis sinensis, p. 233.
b1. Upper parts darker and richer P. s. saturatior, p. 334,
b. Nostrils black P. s. nasalis, p. 235.
B. Bill yellowish brown ; forehead blackish
with grey margins.
c. Upper plumage reddish brown. [p.235.
c1. Chin, throat and upper breast whitish P.altirostris altirostrist
d1. Chin, throat and upper breast grey .. P. a. griseigularis, p. 236.
d. Upper plumage earthy-brown, chin and
throat white P. a. scindicus, p. 237.

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 PYCTORHIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
233
M_ID: 
25257
M_SN: 
Chrysomma
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2650

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