Genus LOPHOPHANES

This genus is very similar to Parus, but can be distinguished by the shape of its tail which is square or slightly forked. Our Indian species are crested but others are not and even in the same species the crest may be absent, moderate or well developed as in Lophophanes ater ater which has no crest, and in L. a. aemodius which has a long one.
Key to Species.
A. With a double row of spots on the wing-coverts.
a. Abdomen iron-grey L. melanolophus, p. 83.
b. Abdomen ferruginous L. ater aemodius, p. 84. .
B. With no spots on wring-coverts.
c. Chin and throat black or blackish.
a1. Breast and abdomen ferruginous L. rubidiventris, p. 84.
b1. Breast black L. rufonuchalis, p. 83.
d. Chin and throat fulvous grey L. dichrous, p. 86.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus LOPHOPHANES
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
83
M_ID: 
21045
M_SN: 
Periparus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2449

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