Genus RHOPOCICHLA

This genus differs from Alcippe in having the nostrils rounder, exposed and pierced in the anterior part of the membrane, and in having a shorter tail when compared with the wing. The bill is curved throughout; there are no hairs overhanging the nostrils but the rictal bristles are well developed. There is only one species in the genus confined to S. India and Ceylon, where it is repre¬sented by three races.
Rhopocichla atriceps.
Key to Subspecies.
A. Crown and sides of the head black .. R. a. atriceps, p. 281.
B. Forehead and ear-coverts only black.. JR. a. nigrifrons, p. 282.
C. Ear-coverts only blackish JR. a. bourdilloni, p. 282.

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 RHOPOCICHLA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
281
M_ID: 
24344
M_SN: 
Rhopocichla
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2725

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