Genus HEEPOENIS

The genus Herpornis contains only one species, found in the Himalayas and Burma, and extending down the Malay peninsula. This species is represented in China and Borneo respectively by two subspecies.

In Herpornis the bill is nearly as long as the head, slender but well bent down at the tip; the nostrils are covered by a few frontal hairs, and the rictal bristles are strong; the head is crested; the wing is rather long and pointed, and the tail is perfectly square. The, plumage is green.

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 HEEPOENIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
219
M_ID: 
19372
M_SN: 
Erpornis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
319

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