Genus STAPHIDIA

The members of the genus Staphidia are found in the hilly regions of North-Eastern India, Burma and China and again in Borneo. Two species are found within our limits, one of which is represented by two geographical races.
In Staphidia the bill is short and thick and resembles that of Ixu7us, figured below; the nostrils are overhung by a few long hairs ; the rictal bristles are short and the head is crested. The tail is comparatively long and much graduated. Some species of this genus have been wrongly retained in Ixulus by Indian authors, the square tail of Ixulus at once separating it from the rounded tail of Staphidia.
In this genus the first three primaries are graduated, the third and fourth being subequal.
Key to Species and Subspecies.
A. Crown chestnut-rufous S. castaneiceps, p. 310.
B. Crown dark brown, no supercilium .... S. striata striata, p. 311.
C. Crown dark grey with white supercilium.. S. s. rufigenis, p. 311.

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 STAPHIDIA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
309
M_ID: 
25361
M_SN: 
Yuhina
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2771

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