Genus MUSCADIVORA

Genus MUSCADIVORA.

Muscadivora Selby, Nat. Libr., Pigeons, p. 112 (1835),

Type, Columba aenea Linn.

This genus differs principally from Ducula in not having any of the primaries truncated and in having the upper plumage strongly glossed with green. The bill is much like that of Ducula, slender and long with a long cere or soft basal portion and a short horny tip or rhamphotheca. Sexes alike.

Only one species occurs within our limits, which is divided into four geographical races.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus MUSCADIVORA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
206
M_ID: 
5693
M_SN: 
Ducula
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4505

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