Genus PIPRISOMA

Genus PIPRISOMA.

Piprisoma Blyth, J. A. S. B., xiii, p. 394 (1844). Type, Piprisoma squalidum Burton.

The genus Piprisoma is very close to Prionochilus, from which it differs in having nine instead of ten primaries. In this genus the bill is similar to that of Acmonorhynchus but shorter, and viewed from above it is nearly an equilateral triangle with the sides sinuated. The sexes are alike.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus PIPRISOMA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
434
M_ID: 
28669
M_SN: 
Dicaeum
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4230

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