Genus CUTIA

The genus Cutia is remarkable for the great development of the tail-coverts, which reach nearly to the tip of the tail. The genus contains only one species, both sexes of which are very handsomely coloured.

In Cutia the bill is rather slender, curved, notched, pointed, and slightly longer than half the Length of the head ; the rictal bristles are very short; the nostrils are longitudinal and covered by a membrane; the frontal feathers are short and firm. The tail is about two thirds the Length of the wing and slightly rounded.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus CUTIA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
222
M_ID: 
24992
M_SN: 
Cutia
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
324

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