Genus MUSCICAPA

The genus Muscicapa contains the Spotted Flycatcher, a common summer visitor to England and Europe.

In this genus the sexes are alike: the culmen of the bill is about as long as twice the breadth of the bill at the forehead ; the rictal bristles are few and moderate in length; the wing is long and pointed, the first primary being very small and the second very long and equal to the fifth; the tail is square; and the plumage is streaked. M. grisola is migratory.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus MUSCICAPA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
4
M_ID: 
27730
M_SN: 
Muscicapa
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
762

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