Genus PELARGOPSIS

Size large; back and rump pale blue, lower parts buff. Pill very large and strong; culmen flattened, perfectly straight, with a well-marked groove on each side. Third or fourth quill longest, first about equal to tenth. Tail much longer than bill, slightly rounded at the end.

This genus ranges throughout the Oriental region; three species occur within the Indian area.

Key to the Species.

a. Wings and tail brown………………………….P. amauroptera, p. 128.
b. Wings and tail blue or greenish blue.
a1. No distinct brown cap ; mantle blue………………………….P. leucocephala, p. 129.
b1. A distinct brown cap; mantle dull green………………………….P. gurial, p. 129.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus PELARGOPSIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
128
M_ID: 
9080
M_SN: 
Pelargopsis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1437

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