Genus LIOPARUS

I propose the name of Lioparus for the last of the four genera of Tit-like Timeliinae, with L. chrysaeus as the type, a bird which has been placed in the genus Proparus by most authors.

Lioparus differs from Schaeniparus and Sittiparus by having numerous hairs overhanging the nostrils, and from Proparus by its long rictal bristles which reach nearly to the tip of the bill, by its broader bill, and by its much smaller hind claw, which measures much less than the hind toe.

The plumage of this bird is remarkably sleek and soft.

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 LIOPARUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
174
M_ID: 
25220
M_SN: 
Lioparus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
246

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