Genus PACHYGLOSSA

Genus PACHYGLOSSA.

Pachyglossa Hodgs., J. A. S. B., xii, p. 1009 (1844).

Type, Pachyglossa melanoxantha Hodgs.

The genus Pachyglossa is very close to Prionochilus but differs from it in its very long wing "with a minute first primary and comparatively short secondaries; the lower edge of the mandible is gently curved and the nostrils have the operculum partly covered by nasal hairs.

The sexes are dissimilar.

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 PACHYGLOSSA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
439
M_ID: 
28669
M_SN: 
Dicaeum
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4237

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