The genus Mesia is very closely allied to Liothrix^ differing principally in the shape of the tail, which is rounded and a little graduated. The bill is exactly like that of Liothrix bub the nostril is covered by a peculiarly shaped membrane.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
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