Genus ACMONORHYNCHUS

I propose this genus for the reception of a remarkable Flower-pecker which is found only in Ceylon and which has hitherto been placed either in Prionochilus or in Pachyglossa. It differs from both these genera in possessing only nine primaries. From Dicaeum it may be recognized by its very large, coarse bill, and from Piprisoma by its rounded tail and the numerous hairs which cover the nostrils.

In Acmonorhynchus the sexes differ and the young bird resembles the female. Its habits are those of the family, but nothing is known about its nidification.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus ACMONORHYNCHUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
381
M_ID: 
28669
M_SN: 
Dicaeum
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1253

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