Genus GECINULUS

Only three toes present, the hallux or inner posterior digit wanting. Bill short, compressed; culmen blunt, nearly straight; nasal ridge obsolete; nostrils close to base of bill; nasal plumes short. Tail-feathers broad, not acuminate; outer pair longer than coverts, but much shorter than the rest, which are regularly graduated. Crest short, inconspicuous.

Plumage of head pale and yellowish, of upper parts red or green, of lower parts uniform olive or brown. Males with a red crown, females without. Two species, both within our area.

Key to the Species.
Above dull red…………………..G. grantia, p. 30.
Above green…………………..G. viridis, p. 31.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus GECINULUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
30
M_ID: 
11134
M_SN: 
Gecinulus
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1311

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