Genus DENDROPHASA

Genus DENDROPHASA.

Dendrophasa Gloger, Gem. Hand- u. Hilfsb. d. Naturgesch., p. 329

Type, Columba aromatica Gmelin.

This genus differs from Crocopus in having the primaries blunt and not strongly attenuated; the third primary is always strongly scalloped in the centre of the inner web; the ramphotheca is always remote from the forehead, generally occupying not more than half the length of the bill; the tail is very slightly graduated. Sexes not alike.

Key to Species.

A.Middle tail-feathers green; mantle of males maroon.
A.Head and neck of male green or grey, not red; tibial plumes in both sexes buff or yellowish............... D. pompadora, p. 185.
B.Head and neck of male cinnamon-red; tibial plumes bright yellow................D. flavicollis, p. 189.
B.Middle tail-feathers slaty-grey; mantle of males not maroon.
c.Outer tail-feathers with a broad grey tip exceeding 13 mm...............D. bicincta, p. 190.
d.Outer tail-feathers with a narrow grey tip under 10 mm................ D. vernans, p. 194

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.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus DENDROPHASA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
184
M_ID: 
5432
M_SN: 
Treron
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4477

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