Genus PHILENTOMA

Philentoma Eyton, Ann. N. II., xvi, p. 229 (1845). Type, P. pyrrhopterum Temm.

The genus Philentoma is represented within our limits by two species, birds of very peculiar coloration, chiefly indigo-blue with certain amount of maroon or chestnut.

In this genus the sexes are dissimilar, the bill is very large and coarse with the base concealed by dense frontal plumelets; the wing is rounded and the first primary is much longer than half the second ; the tail is square.

Key to Species.

A. Wings and tail blue P. velatum, p. 262.
B. Wings and tail chestnut P. pyrrhopterum, p. 263

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.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
Genus PHILENTOMA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
261
M_ID: 
17995
M_SN: 
Philentoma
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3269

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