Genus CROCOPUS

This genus contains the common Green Pigeons of India and Burma. The bill is stout, the soft basal portion nearly as long as the rhamphotheca or horny terminal part; tip well curved. Wings long and pointed, the first three primaries acuminate, the third quill with the inner margin deeply sinuate about the middle of its length. Tail nearly square, or the middle feathers rather shorter than the outer ; under tail-coverts about three-quarters the length of the rectrices. Sexes alike, or nearly so. There are but two species, both Indian.

Key to the Species.

a. Upper breast greenish yellow; lower breast and abdomen ashy grey………………………C. phoenicopterus, p. 5.
b. Whole breast and abdomen yellowish green………………………C. chlorogaster, p. 6.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus CROCOPUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
4
M_ID: 
5432
M_SN: 
Treron
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1793

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