Genus ZOOTHERA

In the genus Zoothera the sexes are alike, the under wing-coverts and axillaries of two colours, the colours in the one part transposed or reversed in the other, the lower plumage squamated, not distinctly barred nor spotted, and the rictal bristles very numerous and long. The anterior or supplementary bristles extend over the nostrils as in the Flycatchers, and Zoothera is the only genus of Thrushes in which this feature is present. The bill is very long and strongly curved near the tip, and the edges of the mandibles are frequently serrated by wear and tear, but never originally so.

The Thrushes of this genus are non-migratory, and they are found in thickly-wooded tracts.

Key to the Species.

a. Upper plumage dark slaty; feathers of breast tipped with brown; wing 5.5……………………Z. monticola, p. 157.
b. Upper plumage olive-brown; feathers of breast margined with brown ; wing 5……………………Z. marginata, p. 157.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus ZOOTHERA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
156
M_ID: 
27054
M_SN: 
Zoothera
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
958

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