Genus COCHOA

The genus Cochoa contains two species, the position of which remained doubtful for many years. An examination of the young of these birds, however, clearly proves, as shown by Hume, that they belong to the Turdinae.

In Cochoa the sexes differ and the plumage of both sexes is very brilliant. The bill is short and very broad at the base ; the nostrils are large exposed ovals ; the rictal bristles are obsolete; the wing is long and pointed, and the first primary minute; the tail of moderate length, and the tarsus short.

The Thrushes of this genus inhabit forests, go in pairs or small flocks, feed both on the ground and on trees, and have a harsh note. They make cup-shaped nests in trees, and lay spotted eggs. They are non-migratory.

Key to the Species.

a. Crown of head lavender-blue……………………C. purpurea, p. 159.
b. Crown of head cobalt-blue……………………C. viridis, p. 160.

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 COCHOA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
158
M_ID: 
27554
M_SN: 
Cochoa
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
961

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