Genus DISSEMURUS

The genus Dissemurus contains the finest members of the Drongo family. The sole species found within our limits varies, however, in dimensions and structure throughout its great range, but is characterized at all times by the great elongation of the lateral tail-feathers, the terminal portion of which is webbed on the outside for a distance of about four inches and twisted upwards. The web on the inner side of the shaft is very narrow. The forehead is tufted with feathers of varying Length, birds from the Himalayas and Central India having the tuft quite two inches in Length, whereas birds from Southern India and Tenasserim have it less than one inch in Length.

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 DISSEMURUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
325
M_ID: 
19549
M_SN: 
Dicrurus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
469

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