Genus BRACHYPTERNUS

Bill scarcely longer than head, the culmen curved ; nasal ridge close to the culmen, but subobsolete; nostrils exposed. First (hind) digit and claw very small, together scarcely as long as one of the claws of the other digits; third and fourth toes subequal. Wings and tail longer than in Micropternus; outer tail-feathers a little longer than the coverts. A red occipital crest in both sexes ; crown red in males, black with white spots in females; back yellow or red, lower parts black and white or fulvous.

This genus is peculiar to India and Ceylon.

Key to the Species.
Back yellow or orange………………….B. aurantius, p. 58.
Back crimson………………….B. erythronotus, p. 60.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus BRACHYPTERNUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
58
M_ID: 
11093
M_SN: 
Dinopium
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1347

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