Genus ALCURUS

The only form of this genus is a conspicuous and easily recognized bird with ample crest and striped plumage. The crest springs from every portion of the crown and is of considerable Length when erected, the feathers being narrow but of the same width throughout and not sharply pointed. The bill is small and only half the Length of the head; the tarsus is scutellated as a rule, but in many instances is smooth or nearly so, a point probably depending on age. The tail is slightly rounded and the wing is tolerably sharp.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus ALCURUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
266
M_ID: 
21903
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
386

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