Genus LEI0PTILA

Differs chiefly from Sibia in its much shorter tail; this is longer than the wing and well graduated, the outermost feather reaching a little beyond the middle of the tail. The rictal bristles are a little longer than in Sibia and there is a full crest in all the species.
Key to Species and Subspecies.
A. Crown of head black or brown.
a. Median pair of tail-feathers with a subterminal black band.
a1 Rumpandupper tail-coverts rufous. [p. 296.
a2. Darker; breast rufous L. capistrata capistrata,
b2. Paler; breast pale pinkish-rufous L. c. pallida, p. 298.
b1. Rump and upper tail-coverts ashy. L. gracilis, p. 298.
b. Median pair of tail-feathers uniform brown or black with a white tip.
c1. Rump and upper tail-coverts chocolate-brown.
c2. Inner secondaries black.
a3. Upper plumage brownish black ………. L. m. melanoleuca, p. 299.
b3. Upper plumage deeper black………… L. m. radcliffei, p. 300.
d2. Inner secondaries chiefly chest-nut …………….. L. castanoptera, p. 300.
d1. Rump chestnut. e2. Wing-coverts margined with ashy and chestnut………[p. 300.
c3. Chestnut of back paler .... L. annectens annectens,
d3. Chestnut of back darker.... L. a. saturata, p. 301.
f2. Wing-coverts entirely black .. L. a. davisoni, p. 302.
B. Crown of head bluish-grey like the
upper back L. pulchella pulchella, p. 302.

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 LEI0PTILA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
296
M_ID: 
25074
M_SN: 
Heterophasia
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2749

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