Uroloncha Cab., Mus. Hein., Th. i, p. 173 (1850). Type, Uroloncha molucca Linn.
The genus Uroloncha contains a large number of species,, differing from Munia in their more graduated and proportionately longer tails, the difference between the wing and the tail being less than the length of the tarsus.
In this genus the sexes are alike and the colour of the crown of the head is the same, or nearly the same, as that of the back.
Key to Species.
A. Rump white U. striata, p. 83.
B. No white on rump.
a. Shafts of feathers of upper plumage pale.
a1. Upper tail-coverts black U. leucogastra, p. 87.
b1. Upper tail-coverts glistening fulvous or yellow.
a2. Breast and flanks not squamated or barred………….U. rufiventris, p. 88.
b2. Breast and flanks barred or squa¬mated.
a3. Chin and throat black……………..U. kelaarti, p. 89.
b3. Chin and throat chestnut…………U. punctulata, p. 90.
b Shafts of feathers of upper plumage same colour as feathers………U. malabarica, p. 89.