Genus PLATYLOPHUS

Platylophus Swainson in Faun. Bor.-Am.; p. 482 (1831). Type, P. galericulatus.

The genus Platylophus is characterized by a remarkable long crest of broad feathers. The bill is about equal to three-quarters of the head in length and is strongly curved, notched, laterally compressed and deep; the nostrils are concealed by numerous closely set hairs; the wing is comparatively short and very rounded; the tail is ample and well graduated and the tarsus is short and stout. The sexes are alike. Only one species is found within our limits.

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 PLATYLOPHUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
314
M_ID: 
20180
M_SN: 
Platylophus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3334

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