Genus MELOPHUS

In the genus Melophus both sexes are crested, the crest of the female being shorter than that of the male, and the tail is more even or square at the tip than in Emberiza. The sexes are very differently coloured, but both have a considerable amount of red on the wings and tail. The only Bunting of this genus affects rocky hill-sides and the banks of streams, and is solitary in its habits.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus MELOPHUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
265
M_ID: 
31999
M_SN: 
Emberiza
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1103

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