Genus HEMICHELIDON

The genus Hemichelidon contains two species of Flycatchers which are permanent residents in the Himalayas, a considerable number descending to the lower ranges and plains in the winter.

In Hemichelidon the bill viewed from above is almost an equilateral triangle, sharp-pointed, pinched in towards the tip, and very depressed; the rictal bristles are moderate; the wing is long, reaching nearly to the end of the tail, the first primary very minute and the second equal to the fifth; the tail is square. In this genus the sexes are alike, and the plumage brown or ferruginous.

Key to the Species.

a. General colour of plumage brown………………….H. sibirica, p. 5.
b. General colour of plumage ferruginous………………….H. ferruginea, p. 6.

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 HEMICHELIDON
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
5
M_ID: 
27730
M_SN: 
Muscicapa
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
764

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