Genus CITTOCINCLA

The genus Cittocincla contains the Shamas, of which two species inhabit India, one being universally distributed and one confined to the Andamans.

This genus differs from Copsychus in its longer tail, which considerably exceeds the wing in length. The Shamas frequent thick woods and tree-jungle, and feed on the ground. One species at least sings very well, but C. albiventris is said to have no voice.

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 CITTOCINCLA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
118
M_ID: 
27609
M_SN: 
Copsychus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
909

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