Genus CYMBORHYNCHUS

Bill not differing much' in form from that of Eurylaemus, but narrower, with a somewhat higher culmen, and with the upper mandible straight-edged, not overhanging. The nostrils are elongate, and open in a longitudinal depression a considerable distance from the frontal feathers, about 1/4 to 1/3 the length of the bill from the base. Rictal bristles long. Tarsi indistinctly scutellated in front. Coloration above mostly black, below deep crimson.

Two species are known, ranging from Arrakan to Borneo.

Key to the Species.

Wing about 4 ; no red spots on tertiaries………………………C. macrorhynchus, p. 7.
Wing about 3.6; red terminal spots on tertiaries………………………C. affinis, p. 8.

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 CYMBORHYNCHUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
7
M_ID: 
12484
M_SN: 
Cymbirhynchus
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1284

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