The genus Cutia contains but one species, a very handsome bird remarkable for the great development of the upper tail-coverts, which reach nearly to the tip of the tail. In Cutia the bill is rather slender, curved, notched and pointed and slightly longer than half the length of the head; the rictal bristles are very short; the nostrils longitudinal and covered by a membrane and the frontal bristles are short and firm. The tail is about two-thirds the length of the wing and slightly rounded.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
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