Genus TACCOCUA

Bill shorter and deeper than in Zanclostomus and Rhopodytes; upper mandible distinctly festooned near the base. Wings short and rounded; tail long, broad, and graduated, upper tail-coverts more than half as long as the tail. The plumage of the head, neck, upper back, and breast spinous, shafts of the frontal feathers projecting. A row of coarse bristles nearly surrounds the eye except behind. Tarsus strong. Claws short and curved. Plumage above grey.

A single species, peculiar to India and Ceylon.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus TACCOCUA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
237
M_ID: 
6002
M_SN: 
Taccocua
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1582

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