Genus GAMPSORHYNCHUS

This genus contains but one species, races of which are found from Sikkim to the Malay Peninsula.
They are birds of rufous or golden-brown plumage with white heads and breasts, but the young differ from the adults in having the white replaced with the colour of the upper parts, a feature in which they differ from nearly all the other Timaliidae.
The tail is longer than the wing and much graduated, the outer feathers being less than two-thirds the length of the central pairs. The bill is about half the length of the head and very Shrike-like in appearance; the rictal bristles are very long. The tarsus is typically stout, but rather short in comparison to the size of the bird.
The habits, which are now well known, agree well with those of the more arboreal Timaliidae, but their nidification would seem to link them with the genus Volvocivora and its allies. Its position is extremely doubtful, but for the present I retain the genus in the position given it by Oates.
Grampsorhynchus rufulus.
Key to Subspecies.
A. Upper plumage golden-brown G. r. rufulus, p. 231.
B. Upper plumage rufous-brown G. r. torquatus, p. 232.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus GAMPSORHYNCHUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
230
M_ID: 
24511
M_SN: 
Gampsorhynchus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2647

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