Genus TACHORNIS

The toes are arranged in pairs, the 3rd and 4th toes outwards, the 1st and 2nd (inner and hind) inwards. Size small.

The nests are always attached to the leaves of palms (where palm-leaves are employed in thatching huts, the Swifts make their nests on the thatch).

This genus is found throughout the Oriental and Ethiopian regions and in the West Indies. Two species are found within our limits.

Key to the Species.

Dull earthy brown above……………….T. batassiensis, p. 170.
Glossy blackish brown above ……………….T. infumatus, p. 171.

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 TACHORNIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
170
M_ID: 
7690
M_SN: 
Cypsiurus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1495

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