Genus PLOCEELLA

Ploceella Oates in Hume's Nests and Eggs Ind. Birds, p. 443 (1873).

Type, Ploceella javanensis=chrysosus Hume.

The genus Ploceella differs from Ploceus in having a smaller, shorter bill which is about equal in length and breadth ; the nape is furnished with a few short hairs and the tail is longer, broader and more rounded.

This genus more nearly approaches the African Weaver-Birds than does Ploceus and, like many of them, lays eggs of various colours.

There is but one species which has a summer and winter plumage varying much as in the males of the preceding genus.

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.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus PLOCEELLA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
75
M_ID: 
29505
M_SN: 
Ploceus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3770

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