Chibia Hodgs., Ind. Rev., i, p. 324 (1837). Type, Chibia hottentotta Linn.
In Chibia the bill is long, pointed and curved downwards. The plumage is very glossy and the feathers of the sides of the neck greatly lengthened and lanceolate. About half-a-dozen long hairs spring from the posterior crown lying over the neck and back; the tail is nearly square and the tips of the outermost feathers curved upwards.