Genus SIBIA

The genus Sibia contains but one species, which is remarkable for the extraordinary length of its tail, which is twice as long as the wing and greatly graduated.
The bill is shorter than the head, slender and curved, and the nostrils are covered by a large membrane. The rictal bristles are moderate in length. The bill is similar to that of Leioptila, figured below.
* The subfamily Brachypteryginae does not belong to the Timaliidae at all. Oates realized their close connection with the Turdidts but placed them in his Crateropodidae on the ground that the plumage of the young was like that of the parent, whereas it has been proved, that in Larvivora, Brachypteryx and Drymochares all have spotted .young. The genera Myiophoneus and Arrenga are true Thrushes; Elaphrornis appears to be a Warbler somewhere near Tribura; Tesia and Oligura are Wrens, Troglodytidae; and the other genera short-winged Chats which may be retained in a subfamily, Brachypteryginae, in the Turdidae. All these genera will be found in their appropriate places in future volumes.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus SIBIA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
295
M_ID: 
25074
M_SN: 
Heterophasia
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2747

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