Genus PINAROCICHLA

The single species which constitutes this genus is very similar in general structure to Otocompsa. It differs in having a shorter crest and in having the back and rump covered with very dense plumage. The feathers of these parts, however, possess a peculiarity which has not before been noticed. Their shafts are rigid and spinous, and if the fingers are passed along the back from the tail towards the head the prickly character of the feathers can easily be felt. The present species clearly forms a link between the Brachypodius and the genus Campophaga among the Laniidae.

This Bulbul appears to be similar to Otocompsa in Habits.

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 PINAROCICHLA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
279
M_ID: 
21903
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
404

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