The only species in 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 but in young birds is almost smooth throughout. The tail is slightly rounded and the wing rather pointed.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
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