Genus HEMIPUS

Hemipus Hodgs., P. Z. S., 1845, p. 32. Type, H. capitalis

The genus Hemipus contains two Indo-Malayan species which are found within the area of this work.

In Hemipus the sexes differ in colour. The bill is about half the length of the head, very much depressed and rather wide and the nostrils are nearly hidden by hairs; the wing is fairly long and pointed and the tail-feathers graduated.

Key to Species.

A. Tail black with white tips to lateral fea-
thers and a white wing-bar H. picatus, p. 305.
B. Tail and wings with no white tips or bars. H. hirundinaceus, p. 308.

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 HEMIPUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
305
M_ID: 
17970
M_SN: 
Hemipus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3321

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