Genus UROLONCHA

The genus Uroloncha contains numerous species of Munias in which the tail is much longer than in typical Munia, the difference between the tail and the wing being much less than the length of the tarsus; the graduation of the tail-feathers is also much greater.

In this genus the sexes are absolutely alike, and the colour of the crown of the head is very closely, or quite, the same as that of the back.

Key to the Species.

a. Rump white.
a1. Abdomen -white mottled with brown……………………U. acuticauda, p. 184.
b1. Abdomen plain, unmottled white.
a2. Feathers of upper plumage with white shafts.
a3. Fore neck and breast deep black……………………U. striata, p. 185.
b3. Fore neck and breast brown with rufous margins……………………U. semistriata, p. 186.
b2. Feathers of upper plumage without white shafts……………………U. fumigata, p. 186.
B. No white on rump.
c1. Shafts of feathers of upper plumage pale; upper tail-coverts black or tipped with glistening fulvous,
c2. Abdomen white, sides of body black……………………U. leucogastra, p. 186.
d2. Abdomen and sides of the body plain pinkish brown……………………U. pectoralis, p. 187.
e2. Abdomen and sides of the body cross-barred with brown.
c3. Chin and throat black……………………U. kelaarti, p. 187.
d3. Chin and throat chestnut……………………U. punctulata, p. 189.
d1. Shafts of feathers of upper plumage of same colour as feathers; upper tail-coverts white……………………V. malabarica, p. 188.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus UROLONCHA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
183
M_ID: 
30104
M_SN: 
Lonchura
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
994

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