Genus CORACIAS

Bill rather long, compressed, culmen slightly curved, nostrils elongate ; gape wide, with strong rictal bristles.

To this genus belong three Indian and Burmese birds, of which one is migratory and only occurs in North-western India. Species are found throughout Africa, Europe and Central Asia, and in Celebes.

Key to the Species.

a. Lower parts only blue in part.
a1. Under wing-coverts, abdomen, and lower tail-coverts pale blue………………………….C. indica, p. 103.
b1. Under wing-coverts deep blue, pale blue confined to vent and lower tail-coverts………………………….C. affinis, p. 105.
b. Lower parts pale blue throughout………………………….C. garrula, p. 106.

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 CORACIAS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
103
M_ID: 
8945
M_SN: 
Coracias
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1406

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