Genus PIPRISOMAE

GENUS, Piprisomae, Blyth.

Bill short and sub-conical, acutely triangular as viewed from above ; ridge of the upper mandible angulated, and that of the lower slightly so; both of them curved, the lower one perhaps most; tip of the upper over-hanging the lower mandible ; nostrils almost closed by the nasal membrane; gape unarmed; feet rather small; tarsus equal to the middle-toe; outer-toe syndactyle; claws moderately hooked; wings long, reaching to the end of tail; tail short, even.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Genus PIPRISOMAE
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
139
M_ID: 
28669
M_SN: 
Dicaeum
Term name: 
id: 
11450

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