Genus RHINOPTILUS

Genus RHINOPTILUS.

Rhinoptilus Strickland, P. Z. S., 1850, p. 220, Jan, 1862,

Type, Cursorius bicinctus Temm.

The genus differs from the last in its smaller bill, which is straight and rather broader at the base; the breast has two bands across it and the wing is rather rounder, with the second and third primaries longest and subequal.

The genus is strongly represented in Africa but in Asia there is but one species, a very rare form restricted to Southern India.

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.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus RHINOPTILUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
87
M_ID: 
4392
M_SN: 
Rhinoptilus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4873

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