Genus RHOPODYTES

Bill deeper than in Zanclostomus and of a pale green colour; nostril small, rounded or oval and oblique; a large naked space round the orbit, separated from the bill by a narrow band of feathers. No eyelashes. Otherwise as in Zanclostomus, from which Rhopodytes is doubtfully separable.

This genus ranges almost throughout the Oriental region, and four species occur within our area.

Key to the Species.

a. Abdomen grey or blackish.
a1. Orbital skin blue : length about 15.5 ………………………R. viridirostris, p. 231.
b1 Orbital skin red.
a2. Length about 23………………………R. tristis, p. 232.
b2. Length about 15 to 16 ………………………R. diardi, p. 233.
b, Abdomen ferruginous red………………………R. sumatranus, p. 233.

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 RHOPODYTES
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
231
M_ID: 
6016
M_SN: 
Phaenicophaeus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1571

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