Genus LEPTOPOECILE

The genus Leptopoecile contains one lovely species, which is an inhabitant of Turkestan and has lately been added to the Indian list.

In Leptopoecile the plumage is very soft and copious. The bill is very slender, straight, sharp-pointed, and entire. The nostrils are covered by a membrane and by some frontal hairs ; the rectal bristles are strong. The head is subcrested, the wings rounded, the tail well-graduated, and the tarsi long. This genus has, in my opinion, no connexion with the Parinae and its position seems to be in the Liotrichinae.

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 LEPTOPOECILE
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
246
M_ID: 
22914
M_SN: 
Leptopoecile
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
358

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