Genus DUMETIA

This genus, which contains two common Indian species, resembles Timelia very closely in structure, especially in the stiffness of the shafts of the feathers of the forehead and crown. The essential difference between the two genera is that in Dumetia the bill is much smaller, more slender, and of a pale colour, and in Timelia larger, deeper, and black.

Key to the Species.

a. Chin and throat rufous……………..D. hyperythra, p. 133.
b. Chin and throat white……………..D. albigularis, p. 134.

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 DUMETIA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
133
M_ID: 
24338
M_SN: 
Dumetia
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
176

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