Genus HEMILOPHUS

Size very large. Bill large, culmen curved at the base, then straight, tip compressed and chisel-shaped ; nasal ridge well developed, near the culmen, continued almost to the tip ; nostrils large, rounded, covered with plumes ; feet and claws large; hallux well-developed; fourth toe shorter than third; wings and tail long; tail-feathers very strong and pointed, the outer pair just extending beyond the coverts ; feathers of the head short, harsh and scaly ; no crest. Plumage ashy.

A single species, which is the largest Indian Woodpecker.

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 HEMILOPHUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
70
M_ID: 
11180
M_SN: 
Mulleripicus
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1362

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