Genus MALACOPTERUM

The genus Malacopterum is remarkable for its Lengthened wings and, in consequence, its comparatively short tail. The plumage is soft and silky. The two Indian species of this genus appear to be more arboreal than any of the preceding genera, and to have somewhat of the deportment of Bulbuls. The rictal bristles are very conspicuous on account of their Length.

Key to the Species.

a. Crown bright ferruginous……………… M. magnum, p. 151.
b. Crown olive-brown………………M. magnirostre, p. 151.

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 MALACOPTERUM
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
149
M_ID: 
24584
M_SN: 
Malacopteron
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
204

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