Genus ELAPHR0RNIS

The genus Elaphrornis contains a single species, which is confined to the higher hills of Ceylon.

It is a rare bird, and materials for forming an opinion as to its position are hardly sufficient. On the whole I am inclined to think that its place is in this subfamily.

Elaphrornis has the bill similar to that of Drymochares, and short rictal bristles ; the wing is extremely rounded, the tail of moderate Length and much graduated, and the tarsus long. The plumage is very soft and ample, especially on the back and rump.

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 ELAPHR0RNIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
191
M_ID: 
23400
M_SN: 
Elaphrornis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
272

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