Genus MELANOCHLORA

Genus MELANOCHLORA Lesson, 1839.
This genus was placed by Oates amongst his Liotrichinae, with which, however, it appears to have nothing in common. It is undoubtedly, a very aberrant form of Titmouse and might possibly be well placed in a Family or Sub-family by itself. The wing is long and pointed and the nostrils are slightly exposed, both features unlike any other of the Parities. On the other hand bill, feet, habits and nidification all point strongly to its affinity with these birds.
There is only one species extending from Nepal to the Malay Peninsula.
Melanochlora sultanea.
Key to Subspecies.
A. Yellow very brilliant and strong; rather
larger M. s. sultanea, p. 101.
B. Yellow paler and less bright; rather
smaller M. s. flavocristata, p. 102.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus MELANOCHLORA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
101
M_ID: 
21039
M_SN: 
Melanochlora
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2478

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