Genus DUMETIA

This genus, which contains two common species, resembles Timalia very closely in structure, especially in the stiffness 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, whereas in Timalia it is larger, deeper and black.
Key to Species and Subspecies.
A. Chin and throat rufous D. hyperythra, p. 228.
B. Chin and throat white. [p. 229.
a. Forehead only pale rufous D. albigularis albigularis,
b. Whole crown rufous with pale shafts . D. a. abuensis, p. 230.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus DUMETIA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
228
M_ID: 
24338
M_SN: 
Dumetia
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2643

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