Genus ENICURUS

Enicurus Temm. PL Col. iii, pi. 113 (1824). Type, E. leschenaulti.

Characteristics those of the subfamily. The tail is very long, much longer than the wing, and is very deeply forked, the central tail-feathers being rarely a third the length of the penultimate pair, which are longest. The outermost pair vary in length, even in the same species, but are always shorter than the next. Like all other genera in this subfamily the two outermost pairs of tail-feathers are always white.

The bill is fairly stout and straight and the tarsi are long and slender and always very pale in colour.

Key to Species.

A. Back spotted……………………………. maculatus, p. 57.
B. Back plain.
a. Chin and throat black, breast white.
a1. Back slate-coloured…………………..E. schistaceus, p. 59.
b1. Back almost or quite black………….E. immaculatus, p. 61.
b. Chin, throat and breast black………..E. leschenaulti, p. 61.

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.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
Genus ENICURUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
56
M_ID: 
28192
M_SN: 
Enicurus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3021

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