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.