Genus DRYMOCATAPHUS

This genus contains four Indian species which are allied in habits to Pellorneum, but differ from it in having a conspicuously shorter tail and longer bill. Two of the species are very closely allied to each other, and are not easily identified without actual comparing specimens of each; they have consequently been a fertile source of confusion in the past.

Key to the Species.
a. Crown black……………..D. nigricapitatus, p. 145.
b. Crown not black.
a1. Lower plumage bright ferruginous……………..D. rubiginosus, p. 145.
b1. Lower plumage fulvous.
a2. Upper plumage fulvescent olive-brown.……………..D. tickelli, p. 146.
b2. Upper plumage rufescent olive-brown.……………..D. assamensis, p. 147.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus DRYMOCATAPHUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
144
M_ID: 
24620
M_SN: 
Pellorneum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
194

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