Genus TICHODROMA

The genus Tichodroma contains the one species, the well-known Wall-Creeper, which breeds throughout the higher Himalayas, descending lower in the winter.
The Wall-Creeper, in addition to a complete autumn moult, has a partial one in the spring by which the colour of the chin and throat is changed. The sexes differ slightly from one another in summer. The young birds resemble the adults in winter plumage very closely, but they have more spots on the wings and these rufous instead of white. They also have less crimson on the wing.
Tichodroma has a very long, slender and almost straight bill, longer than the head, with long, narrow slits for nostrils. The wing is extremely large, but rounded, not pointed, the first primary being about half the length of the second and the second and third also shorter than the tip of the wing. The tail is com¬posed of twelve soft feathers, about half as long as the wing and very slightly rounded. The tarsus is smooth and the hind claw longer than its toe.

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 TICHODROMA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
441
M_ID: 
26474
M_SN: 
Tichodroma
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2938

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