Family ORIOLIDAE

Family ORIOLIDAE.

The intrinsic muscles of syrinx fixed to the ends of the bronchial semi-rings ; the edges of both mandibles are smooth, the upper one simply notched; hinder aspect of tarsus smooth, composed of two entire longitudinal laminae; wing with ten primaries; tongue non-tubular; nostrils clear of the line of the forehead, the lower edge of the nostril nearer to the commissure than the upper edge is to the culmen ; plumage of the nestlings streaked; rictal bristles present; rectrices 12; the female generally duller than the male; an Autumn moult only.

The family Oriolidae comprises a number of birds found throughout the tropical and temperate regions of the Old World and represented in America by the genera Mimeta and Sphecotheres. In the Cat. Birds Sharpe included the first of these in Oriolus.

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: 
Family ORIOLIDAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
4
M_ID: 
19408
M_SN: 
Oriolidae
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3670

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