This very peculiarly coloured genus contains but a single species, distinguished by its green Coloration, which, however, is very different in the two sexes, by a thick occipital crest of red, very loose-textured hair-like feathers, covering the occiput in the male, and by a tuft of hair-like bristles from the middle of the forehead in both sexes. The tarsus is longer than the middle toe and claw, the claws are of moderate size, that of the hind toe rudimentary or wanting. The tail is of 12 soft feathers, rounded and less than half the length of the wing, in which the 1st primary is about equal to the 10th and the 4th and 5th are longest.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
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