Genus MIXORNIS

The genus Mixornis differs from all the other genera of slender-billed Timeliinae in having the nostrils oval, exposed and not covered by a scale or membrane as in the others.

The two species of Mixornis are not very distinct, and it is sometimes difficult to separate them.

Key to the Species.

a. Crown pale ferruginous; streaks on breast confined to shafts……………M. rubricapillus, p. 167.
b. Crown chestnut; streaks on breast broad, wider than shaft……………M. gularis, p. 168.

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 MIXORNIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
166
M_ID: 
24350
M_SN: 
Macronus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
234

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