Genus HYPOPICUS

Bill slender, compressed, truncated ; culmen straight, angulate ; nasal ridge strongly marked, but low down near the commissure and not extending more than halfway along the bill; nostrils basal, nasal plumes short ; gonys long, chin-angle near to the gape, much concealed by bristles ; fourth (outer posterior) toe slightly longer than third (outer anterior). Head scarcely crested. Outer pair of tail-feathers shorter than coverts. Plumage soft, black and white above, chestnut below ; crown of head red in males, black spotted with white in females.

Only two species are known, one inhabits the Himalayas, the other Northern China.

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 HYPOPICUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
32
M_ID: 
10577
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1314

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