Genus MUSCIPETA

GENUS, Muscipeta, Cuv.

Bill lengthened, wide, depressed at base, tolerably stout and deep, narrowing suddenly at the tip, which is moderately hooked and notched; the ridge of the culmen raised; nostrils somewhat in front, protected by a few stout nareal bristles, and plumed at their base; gape wide; rictal bristles numerous, long, and stout; wings rather long, somewhat pointed; the first four quills unequally graduated, fourth and fifth sub-equal and longest; tail rather long, cuneate, with the two central feathers greatly elongated in the male ; feet and legs short and feeble; head crested.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Genus MUSCIPETA
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
158
M_ID: 
19899
M_SN: 
Terpsiphone
Term name: 
id: 
11511

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