Genus ADELURA

Bonap., Comp. Rend., xxxviii, p. 8 (1854). Type, A. caeruleocephala.

This bird is very closely allied to the Redstarts structurally, though it has weaker, shorter tarsi and has no red on its tail-feathers and Oates was right in placing it in a separate genus. In habits it is undoubtedly far more Robin- than Redstart-like, and in this respect is very "like Ianthia, from which it is at once easily separated by its rounded tail-feathers.

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 ADELURA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
104
M_ID: 
28321
M_SN: 
Phoenicurus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3080

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