Genus RHAMPHOCOCCYX

Bill similar to that of Phoenicophaes, the nostrils at the base varying in form. A large naked area round the eye, extending to the base of the bill, but not across the forehead; small eyelashes present. No white on the plumage. Otherwise this genus closely resembles Phoenicophaes.

I do not regard Rhinococcyx, Dryococcyx, and Urococcyx as generically distinct] from Rhamphococcyx, the differences in the shape of the nostrils, on which these genera were founded, not being by themselves of sufficient importance. The genus Rhamphococcyx, as here understood, comprises five known species, and ranges from Tenasserim to Celebes. One species only occurs in Burma.

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 RHAMPHOCOCCYX
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
235
M_ID: 
6016
M_SN: 
Phaenicophaeus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1578

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