Genus MIGLYPTES

Bill of moderate length, culmen much curved ; no nasal ridge ; nostrils round, exposed; chin-angle halfway between gape and tip ; fourth or outer hind toe longer than third or outer front toe; first toe (hallux) short. A nuchal crest. Wing rounded : all tail-feathers pointed, the outer pair just extending beyond the lower coverts. Plumage brown or black and buff, more or less in alternating bars.

This genus is restricted to Burma and the Malay countries, three species being found in British Burma. The Coloration is peculiar and the habits are imperfectly known, the nest not having hitherto been found.

Key to the Species.

a. Back with huff cross-bands; tail-feathers spotted.
a1. Head barred above ; rump uniform buff………………….M. grammithorax, p. 52.
b1. Head not barred above; rump barred like back………………….M. tukki, p. 53.
b. Back without cross-bands, tail unspotted………………….M. jugularis, p. 54.

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 MIGLYPTES
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
52
M_ID: 
11169
M_SN: 
Meiglyptes
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1339

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