Genus THEREICERYX

Bill shaped somewhat as in Megalaima, but the upper mandible is not quite so high, and the bill is generally pale yellowish throughout. Nostrils exposed. Wing rounded. The plumage is peculiar; the head, neck, and breast are brown, more or less 6treaked with white, the rest of the plumage green.

Three species are found within Indian limits, a fourth, T. phoeostictus (phaeostriatus), inhabits Cochin China. The members of this small group have hitherto been referred by various writers either to Megalaima or to Cyanops.

Key to the Species.

a. A large naked orbital space extending to gape……………….…….T. zeylonicus, p. 86.
b. Orbital space smaller, not extending to gape.
a1. Wing about 5" ………………………….T. lineatus, p. 88.
b1. Wing about 4" ………………………….T. viridis, p. 89.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus THEREICERYX
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
86
M_ID: 
10018
M_SN: 
Megalaima
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1386

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