Genus ARGYA

Genus ARGYA Lesson, 1831.
This genus differs from Turdoides in its longer tail and in its longer, more slender bill. The wing also is not so rounded, the third quill being longest or subequal with the fourth. The tail is longer and more graduated, the outermost feathers being about half the length of the central ones. Argya longirostris has a bill longer than the other species but is otherwise congeneric.
Key to Species and Subspecies.
A. Head and back distinctly streaked with blackish or very dark brown.
a. Chin and throat rufous with dark shaft-stripes A. earlii, p. 197.
b. Chin and throat immaculate white or
pale fulvous.
a1. Lower plumage pale fulvous. [p. 198.
a2. Above reddish brown A. caudata caudata,
b2. Above more grey-brown A. c. huttoni, p. 199.
b1. Lower plumage ferruginous A. gularis, p. 199.
B. Head not streaked, back with oval brown
spots At. malcolmi, p. 200.
C No streaks or spots on head or upper plumage.
c. Chin and throat rufous, lores dark .... A. subrufa, p. 201.
d. Chin, upper throat and lores white A. longirostris, p. 202.

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 ARGYA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
196
M_ID: 
24689
M_SN: 
Turdoides
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2600

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