Genus SAUROPATIS

Bill shorter and broader than in Halcyon, and black not red, above at all events; lower mandible much more curved upwards. Plumage marked by a prevalence of bluish green or greenish blue. Sexes alike. This group is chiefly found in the Malay Archipelago, Australia, and Polynesia, but two species come within our limits.

Key to the Species.

Crown not surrounded by a buff or white band………………………….S. chloris, p. 135.

Crown surrounded by a buff band inside a black one………………………….S. occipitalis, p. 137.

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 SAUROPATIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
135
M_ID: 
9146
M_SN: 
Todiramphus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1446

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