Genus CARCINEUTES

A small genus of only two species, one confined to Borneo, while the other is found in Burma &c. Sexes very different in colour, the males barred with blue and black above, the females with rufous and black. Feathers of nape slightly elongate. Bill broad, comparatively short; culmen straight, rounded. First primary shorter than all the other primaries ; tail moderately long, rounded at the end.

This approaches Dacelo, the " laughing jackass " of Australia, in structure, more than any other Indian or Burmese Kingfisher does.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus CARCINEUTES
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
139
M_ID: 
9021
M_SN: 
Lacedo
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1451

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