Genus MESIA

The genus Mesia contains two species, one of which is found within our limits. The coloration of the birds of this genus is very pretty.

In Mesia the bill is stout, about half the Length of the head, slightly notched near the tip, and with the culmen curved; the nostrils are covered by a peculiarly shaped membrane, and the rictal bristles are strong. The head is subcrested; the wing rounded; the tail very slightly graduated, and the foot strong.

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 MESIA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
244
M_ID: 
25054
M_SN: 
Leiothrix
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
354

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