Genus GRAMMATOPTILA

The two birds of this genus may be recognized by their stout, short, deep bill, striated plumage, and by the long frontal hairs which reach over the nostrils. They inhabit the mountain-ranges of northern and north-eastern India, frequent dense jungle, go in parties, and have peculiar calls. They lay eggs which in some cases are spotless, in others spotted, and their proper place appears to be near Trochalopterum.

Key to the Species.

a. Feathers of crest not streaked with white ; no brown bands on the sides of the crown ……………….G. striata, p. 103.
b. Feathers of crest streaked with white; a distinct brown band on each side of the crown……………….G. austeni, p. 104.

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 GRAMMATOPTILA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
102
M_ID: 
24615
M_SN: 
Graminicola
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
134

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