Genus GARRULAX

The genus Garrulax differs from Dryonastes in having fewer bristles and hairs covering the nostrils, the number being so reduced that the nostrils are clearly visible. The species of Garrulax are on the whole much larger birds, and some of them have very ample crests.

The colour of the egg is known in five Indian species of Garrulax out of a total of nine. Of these five, three lay blue eggs and two white. I cannot, however, discover any external structural character by which those laying blue eggs may be separated from those laying white ones. Some better distribution of the birds may become possible when the eggs of the remaining four species are known.

Key to the Species.

a. Crown and crest white.
a1. Breast white, distinctly defined from the rufous of the abdomen………………G. leucolophus, p. 77.
b1. Breast white, blending with the rufous of the abdomen……………G. belangeri, p. 79.
c1. Breast and entire abdomen white……………….G. diardi, p. 79.
b. No white in the crown and crest.
d1. A black pectoral band.
a2. A black cheek-stripe……………….G. pectoralis, p. 80.
b2. No black cheek-stripe……………….G. moniliger, p. 81.
e1. No pectoral band.
c2. Chin and throat yellow……………….G. gularis, p. 81.
d2. Chin and throat white.
a3. Tail entirely black……………….G. delesserti, p. 82.
b3. Tail tipped with white……………….G. albigularis, p. 82.
e2. Chin and throat chocolate-brown……………….G. strepitans, p. 83.

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 GARRULAX
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
77
M_ID: 
24793
M_SN: 
Garrulax
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
99

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