Genus MYCEROBAS

In the genus Mycerobas the bill is of very great size, the height at the nostrils being about equal to the length of the bill; the cutting-edge of the upper mandible, as in Pycnorhamphus, is provided with a large tooth near the gape, and the nostrils are covered by hairs ; the tail is comparatively short and decidedly forked; and the wing-quills have ordinary rounded tips. The sexes differ in colour.

The only member of this genus inhabits the Himalayas, and has also occasionally been found in Manipur. Very little is known of its habits.

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 MYCEROBAS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
200
M_ID: 
30548
M_SN: 
Mycerobas
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1019

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