Genus GRAMINICOLA

Graminicola Jerdon, B.of I., ii, p. 177 (1863). Type, G. bengalensis Jerdon.

The genus Graminicola contains but one species which is found in suitable localities from the Nepal Terai in India to Hainan. It has a partial moult in the Spring confined to the tail and, possibly, to the wing-quills. The tail is longer in Winter than in Summer. The upper plumage is streaked and the tail is long, very broad and greatly graduated.

The bill of the genus is tolerably stout and is about half the length of the head ; there are four large rictal bristles, but no supplementary hairs; the feathers of the forehead are firm and! close. The wing is similar in form to that of the genus Laticilla.

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.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
Genus GRAMINICOLA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
432
M_ID: 
24615
M_SN: 
Graminicola
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3488

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