This genus contains one Indian species, other kinds being found throughout the Ethiopian region, whilst one, M. quinticolor, inhabits Java. The only distinction from Merops is that the middle pair of tail-feathers are no longer than the other rectrices. Plumage and habits are similar to those of Merops, and the two types are scarcely worth separating.
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
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