Genus HODGSONIUS

Hodgsonius Bonap., Consp. Av., i, p. 300,1850. Type, H. phaenicuroides.

The genus Hodgsonius is represented by a single Himalayan species very closely allied to Heteroxenicus and Brachypteryx. The sexes are differently coloured, as in the former; the wing is short and rounded and the bill is like that of Brachypteryx; the rictal bristles are weak; the tarsus is long. It differs from others of the subfamily in its comparatively long tail, thus showing an approach to the Saxicolinae.

The young are squamated as in all the nestlings of this family.

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.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
Genus HODGSONIUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
21
M_ID: 
28136
M_SN: 
Luscinia
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
2987

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