Genus EURYLAIMUS

Genus EURYLAIMUS.

Eurylaimus Horsf., Trans. Linn. Soc, xiii, p. 170 (1822). Type, Eurylaimus javanicus Horsf.

In this genus the bill is large, broad and flat, culmen very blunt, whilst the sides of the upper mandible are overhanging and convex near the gape. The nostrils are rounded, exposed and close to the base of the bill. The wing is rounded, the fourth primary being the longest. The tail is graduated and much shorter then the wing. Rictal bristles present but small. The scutellation of the tarsus in front is almost obsolete and the inside of the tarsus is covered with an undivided lamina.

The sexes are alike or very nearly so.

Key to Species.

A. Larger, wing over 100 mm.; head and neck dark vinaceous red. …E. javanicus, p. 461.
B. Smaller, wing under" 100 mm.; head and throat black………..E. ochromalus, p. 463.

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.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus EURYLAIMUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
461
M_ID: 
12506
M_SN: 
Eurylaimus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4258

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