Genus THARRHALEUS

The genus Tharrhaleus contains those Accentors which have a blunt and feeble wing. The wing is longer than the tail, but by a distance much less than the length of the tarsus, and the secondaries fall short of the tip of the wing by a distance equal to about half the length of the tarsus.

The Accentors of this genus do not migrate to such an extent as those of the genus Accentor, and some are resident.
Key to the Species.

a. Upper plumage unstreaked……………………T. immaculatus, p. 169.
b. Upper plumage streaked.
a1. No supercilium……………………T. rubeculoides, p. 169.
b1. A supercilium.
a2. Chin and throat black……………………T. atrigularis, p. 170.
b2. Chin and throat white or fulvous.
a3. Breast of same colour as remainder of lower plumage……………………T. fulvescens, p. 171.
b3. Breast ferruginous, quite different to other parts of lower plumage.
a4. Supercilium and breast deep ferruginous; crown and rump distinctly streaked……………………T. strophiatus, p. 171.
b4. Supercilium and breast pale ferruginous ; crown and rump obsoletely streaked……………………T. jerdoni, p. 172.

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: 
Genus THARRHALEUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
168
M_ID: 
30249
M_SN: 
Prunella
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
974

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