Genus HYPSIPETES

The genus Hypsipetes contains three Indian Bulbuls, which are characterized by grey or dark-brown plumage, red bills, and forked tails. The bill is slender, and about as long as the head, which is furnished with a crest of pointed feathers. The rictal bristles are very short, not exceeding a third of the Length of the culmen. The wing is sharp, the secondaries falling short of the tip by a con¬siderable distance. The tail is distinctly forked, and the outer feathers curved outwards. The tarsus is smooth and very short (see fig. 79, p. 253), being between a sixth and a seventh of the Length of the wing. The three Indian species are closely allied, but they are easily recognizable, and they have, moreover, distinct areas of Distribution.

Key to the Species.

a. A distinct black cheek-stripe contrasting with the throat……………….H. psaroides, p. 260.
b. No cheek-stripe.
a1. A black patch under the ear-coverts……………….H. concolor, p. 261.
b1. No black patch under the ear-coverts……………….H. ganeesa, p. 262.

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 HYPSIPETES
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
260
M_ID: 
22298
M_SN: 
Hypsipetes
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
376

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