Genus MELITTOPHAGUS

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.

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 MELITTOPHAGUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
114
M_ID: 
9471
M_SN: 
Merops
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1419

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