Genus MYCEROBAS

Mycerobas Cab. in Wiegm. Arch., xiii, p. 350 (1847). Type, Mycerobas melanoxanthus Hodgs.

The genus Mycerobas contains a single species of Grosbeak distinguishable by the great size of the bill. The nostrils are partly covered by hairy plumes; the upper mandible has a tooth near the gape as in Perissospiza, but larger; the tail is short and forked, the wings as in Perissospiza ; the sexes differ in colour.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus MYCEROBAS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
105
M_ID: 
30548
M_SN: 
Mycerobas
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3813

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