Genus GAMPSORHYNCHUS

The present genus contains two species peculiar to India. Very little is known about their Habits and nothing whatever about their nidification. The young birds deviate considerably from the adult in the colour of their plumage, more so than is usual in this sub¬family. Pending a better acquaintance with them, their position at present, appears to be in the Timeliinae.

They are birds of rufous or golden-brown plumage with white heads. The bill is about half the Length of the head and very shrike-like in shape. The rictal bristles are very long. The tail is much longer than the wing and much graduated, the outer feather extending over less than two thirds of the tail. They appear to be frequenters of thick jungle and to creep about in the manner of the Timeliinae.

Key to the Species *.

a. Tail tipped with yellowish buff; upper plumage golden brown……………..G. rufulus, p. 135.
b. Tail tipped with white; upper plumage rufous brown……………..G, torquatus, p. 136.

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 GAMPSORHYNCHUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
134
M_ID: 
24511
M_SN: 
Gampsorhynchus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
179

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