Genus SPIZIXUS

The genus Spizixus contains species and subspecies ranging from Assam to China. They differ from all other Bulbuls in their very curious Finch-like bill and in having the nostrils partially concealed by overhanging plumelets.
It is a typical Bulbul in habits, nidification and voice and does not seem to have any connexion with the Sibiinae as suggested by Oates.
In Spizixus the crest is thick and long but not much pointed. The bill is very short and deep, the culmen being gently curved throughout; the edges of the mandibles are slightly sinuated and notched near the tips. The tail is perfectly square and the tarsus short and weak.
The crest as shown in the woodcut is too bushy and not sufficiently pointed.

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 SPIZIXUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
400
M_ID: 
21896
M_SN: 
Spizixos
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2887

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