Genus RHYACORNIS

The genus Rhyacornis contains one species, which is closely allied to both Chimarrhornis and Ruticilla. It differs from both these, however, in the shortness of its tail, which is about twice the length of the tarsus, and in its strong rictal bristles. The female, moreover, has no chestnut on the tail.

The only member of this genus inhabits mountain-streams, and is always found near water, especially where this forms a rapid or a cascade. It has the habit of expanding its tail frequently.

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 RHYACORNIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
97
M_ID: 
28321
M_SN: 
Phoenicurus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
880

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