Genus CHIBIA

In Chibia the bill is considerably Lengthened, pointed, and curved downwards, in order that it may be inserted into flowers, upon the contents of which, such as nectar and insects, the birds of this genus largely feed.

The plumage of Chibia is excessively brilliant, and the feathers of the sides of the neck are greatly Lengthened and pointed. Some half a dozen hairs, several inches in Length, spring in a bunch from the posterior part of the crown, which is otherwise smooth and free from any tuft. The tail is nearly square, and the tips of the outermost feathers are much curved upwards.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus CHIBIA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
319
M_ID: 
19549
M_SN: 
Dicrurus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
460

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