Genus PYRRH0C0RAX

The genus Pyrrhocorax contains the Choughs, of which there are two species—P. pyrrhocorax, the Red-billed Chough, and P. graculus, the Yellow-billed Chough, which occur unchanged over a great area of three continents. Both are found within Indian limits.
They resemble the true Crows in colour, but differ from them all in having the bill and feet brilliantly coloured.
The bill is long and slender and gently curved throughout its length ; the narial plumes are very short and dense, The tarsus is quite smooth, differing markedly from the true Crows in this respect.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus PYRRH0C0RAX
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
68
M_ID: 
20492
M_SN: 
Pyrrhocorax
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2430

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