Genus UROLONCHA

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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus UROLONCHA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
81
M_ID: 
30104
M_SN: 
Lonchura
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3779

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