Genus PHILENTOMA

The two Flycatchers which constitute the genus Philentoma are birds of peculiar coloration, maroon and chestnut entering into its composition.

In this genus the sexes are dissimilar. The bill is very large and coarse, and its base is covered by the frontal plumelets ; the wing is rounded, and the first primary is much longer than half the length of the second ; the tail is square. Both species are resident, and they have all the habits of the typical Flycatchers, catching insects on the wing.

Key to the Species.

a. Wings and tail blue………………….P. velatum, p. 43.
b. Wings and tail chestnut………………….P. pyrrhopterum, p. 43.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus PHILENTOMA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
42
M_ID: 
17995
M_SN: 
Philentoma
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
813

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