Genus YUHINA

The genus Yuhina contains four species, three of which are found in the Himalayas and the hill-tracts of Assam.

In Yuhina the bill is about two thirds the Length of the head, greatly curved and sharply pointed; the frontal hairs and the rictal bristles are well developed, and the nostrils are covered by a large membrane. The head is fully crested. The tail is rather short and perfectly square.

One species lays spotted eggs and another unspotted white eggs, but the evidence in the latter case is not to my mind conclusive. It will prove a curious exception should it be found always to lay unspotted white eggs.

The birds of this genus frequent trees in small parties and feed largely on berries in addition to insects.

Key to the Species.

a. Throat streaked…………………Y. gularis, p. 211.
b. Throat plain.
a1. Nape chestnut…………………Y. occipitalis, p. 212.
b1. Nape grey …………………Y. nigrimentum, p. 212.

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 YUHINA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
211
M_ID: 
25361
M_SN: 
Yuhina
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
305

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