Genus GRAMINICOLA

The genus Graminicola contains but one species, and this is found in India. It has only a partial moult in the spring, confined apparently to the tail, which varies considerably in Length at the two seasons. The sexes are alike. The upper plumage is streaked, and the tail is very ample.

This bird frequents grass-lands, and is very fond of concealment. It is a resident species, probably never moving more than a few yards from its selected home.

The bill of this genus is tolerably stout and about half the Length of the head, and there are four large rictal bristles, but no supplementary hairs, and the feathers of the forehead are firm and close. The wing is like that of Laticilla. The tail is very large and greatly graduated.

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 GRAMINICOLA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
381
M_ID: 
24615
M_SN: 
Graminicola
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
539

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