Genus ROLLULUS

Genus ROLLULUS.

Rollulus Bonn., Tabl. Encycl. Meth., i, introd., p. xciii (1790).

Type, Phasianus roulroul Scop.

This genus contains but a single species, remarkable for its bright green colour. There is a thick occipital crest of bristly red feathers; both sexes have a tuft of hair-like bristles from the middle of the forehead ; the tarsus is longer than the middle toe and claw, the hind toe is rudimentary or wanting; the wing is well rounded, the first and tenth primaries about equal and the fifth longest or fourth and fifth subequal; the tail of twelve soft feathers is rounded and just a little longer than half the wing. Sexes not alike.

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.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus ROLLULUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
367
M_ID: 
1449
M_SN: 
Rollulus
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4675

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