Family PLOCEIDAE

The intrinsic muscles of the syrinx fixed to the ends of the bronchial semi-rings; the edges of both mandibles perfectly smooth; the hinder part of the tarsus longitudinally bilaminated, the laminae entire and smooth; wing with ten primaries, the first notably small; nostrils pierced within the line of the forehead or closely outside it, the space between the nostril and the edge of the mandible greater than the space between the nostril and the culmen ; bill conical and entire, the notch being absent or obsolete.

The Ploceidae are divisible into two subfamilies, the Ploceinae or Weaver-birds and the Viduinae or Munias.

First primary about as long as the tarsus; a partial spring moult……………………Ploceinae, p. 174.
First primary very minute, much shorter than tarsus ; no spring moult ……………………Viduinae, p. 181.

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: 
Family PLOCEIDAE
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
173
M_ID: 
29475
M_SN: 
Ploceidae
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
981

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