from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Megalæmidæ or scansorial barbets. The species of Megalæma proper are Asiatic. M. hæmacephala, the crimson-breasted barbet, is a common Indian one, known as the tambagut or coppersmith. Also Megalaima, as originally by G. R. Gray in 1842.


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