Genus SITTA

The characters of the genus are those of the family.
Key to Species and Subspecies.
A. Upper plumage uniform bluish grey.
a. Middle pair of tail-feathers white at base.
a1. Sides of neck and lower plumage chest-nut S. himalayensis, p. 122
b1 Sides of neck white, marked with golden chestnut; chin, throat and
upper breast white S. victoriae, p.123
b. Middle pair of tail-feathers uniform, with no white.
c1. Lateral tail-feathers with white spots. a2. Under tail-coverts chestnut, centred ashy.
a3. Lower plumage paler; wing over
80 mm S. kashmiriensis, p. 128
b3 Lower plumage darker; wing
under 80 mm S. castaneiventris castaneiventris, p. 123.
b2. Under tail-coverts white, tipped chestnut. c3. Lower plumage chestnut. a4. Chestnut of lower plumage (p. 125 uniform from throat to vent.. S.c. cinnamoventris, b4 Throat and breast paler than
rest of lower plumage S.c. neglecta, p. 126
d3. Lower plumage grey S. europaea nagaensis
c2. Under tail-coverts chestnut, tipped
white S. magna, p. 128.
d1. Lateral tail-feathers without white (p. 129
spots S. neumayer tephronota,
B. Upper plumage slaty-blue; crown black .. S. leucopsis leucopsis, C.. Upper plumage black, streaked with brilliant [p. 130.
blue S.formosa, p. 131.
D. Upper plumage uniform purplish blue;
forehead black S. frontalis frontalis,
[p. 132.

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 SITTA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
121
M_ID: 
26375
M_SN: 
Sitta
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2506

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