Genus CRYPSIRHINA

With this genus we come to the end of the true Magpies or Long-tailed Crows. The members of the present genus are small and are characterized by a tail of peculiar structure, the central pair of feathers being spatulate at the ends. The bill is small and the nostrils are concealed by a mass of fine velvety plumes, which also surround the base of the bill.
The Racket-tailed Magpies are quite arboreal and in the course of many years' observation Oates never saw one of them on the ground.
Key to Species.
A. All tail-feathers black C. varians, p. 56.
B.Central tail-feathers black, outer feathers grey. C. cucullata,p.57.

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 CRYPSIRHINA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
56
M_ID: 
20451
M_SN: 
Crypsirina
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2414

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith