Genus PLATYLOPHUS

The genus Platylophus contains a few species of birds which are characterized by a remarkable crest of long broad feathers several inches in Length. One species is found within our limits and others further south.

In Platylophus the bill is very strong, about three quarters the Length of the head, strongly curved, notched, laterally compressed, and deep; the nostrils are concealed by numerous close-set hairs ; the wing is very rounded and the tail ample and well graduated ; the tarsus is short and stout. The sexes are alike.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus PLATYLOPHUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
476
M_ID: 
20180
M_SN: 
Platylophus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
668

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