Genus RIMATOR

The sole bird which constitutes the genus Rimator is remarkable for its very long bill and its very short tail. There can be no doubt that its proper position is in this subfamily, but it has no very closeally.

In this genus the bill is slender and as long as the head; the culmen is curved downwards and the tip of the bill is barely notched ; the rictal bristles are short; the nostrils are open ovals. The tail is less than half the Length of the wing and slightly rounded.

The only species known inhabits the higher mountains of Sikhim and Manipur.

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 RIMATOR
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
175
M_ID: 
24557
M_SN: 
Rimator
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
248

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