Genus PUCRASIA

Genus PUCRASIA.

Pucrasia Gray, List Gen. B. p. 79 (1841).

Type, Satyra macrolopha Less.

The genus differs from the preceding three genera in having much longer upper tail-coverts and a much shorter tail, the central feathers of which are only about twice as long as the outermost. The head has a well-developed crest and two long plumes of feathers starting from above the ear-coverts. The sides of the face are feathered, not naked. The wings are normally rounded and the second about equals the eighth; the tarsus is short and is armed with a short blunt spur not possessed by the female. I accept four species of the genus, one only of which occurs 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.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus PUCRASIA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
309
M_ID: 
1489
M_SN: 
Pucrasia
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4620

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