Genus CRATEROPUS

The genus Crateropus differs from Argya in its shorter tail, which is about equal in Length to the wing, and in its stouter bill. The tail is also much less graduated, the outer feathers being about two thirds the entire Length of the tail. In habits the two genera are very similar, as also in their mode of nidification and the colour of the egg.

Key to the Species.

a. Throat cinereous mottled with pale brown; breast fulvous ashy……………….C. canorus, p. 110.
b. Throat and breast dark brown or black with ashy margins.
a1. Tail ashy and brown; primaries edged paler.
a2. Ear-coverts blackish, strikingly different to the rest of the head……………….C. griseus, p. 112.
b2. Ear-coverts of the same colour as the rest of the head……………….C. striatus, p. 112.
b1. Tail rufous; primaries without paler edges.
c2. Throat and breast mottled with brown……………….C. somervillii, p. 113.
d2. Throat and breast uniformly rufous……………….C. rufescens, p. 114.
c. Throat faint rufous, breast dark rufous……………….C. cinereifrons, p. 114.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus CRATEROPUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
110
M_ID: 
24689
M_SN: 
Turdoides
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
146

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