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Tropidorhynchus

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  • In Australia and the Moluccas there is a genus of honeysuckers called Tropidorhynchus, good sized birds, very strong and active, having powerful grasping claws and long, curved, sharp beaks.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • There is also a large knob at the base of the bill of the Tropidorhynchus which is not at all imitated by the Mimeta.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • (Tropidorhynchus fuscicapillus), and a large crow-like starling

    The Malay Archipelago

  • The Tropidorhynchus timorensis was as ubiquitous and as noisy as I had found it at

    The Malay Archipelago

  • All round the town were abundance of the curious Tropidorhynchus timoriensis, allied to the

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Lastly, the bill of the Tropidorhynchus is raised into a protuberant keel at the base, and the Mimeta has the same character, although it is not a common one in the genus.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Tropidorhynchus has a large bare black patch round the eyes; this is copied in the Mimeta by a patch of black feathers.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • The top of the head of the Tropidorhynchus has a scaly appearance from the narrow scale-formed feathers, which are imitated by the broader feathers of the Mimeta having a dusky line down each.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Tropidorhynchus has a pale ruff formed of curious recurved feathers on the nape (which has given the whole genus the name of Friar birds); this is represented in the Mimeta by a pale band in the same position.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • There are, no doubt, some special enemies by which many small birds are attacked, but which are afraid of the Tropidorhynchus (probably some of the hawks), and thus it becomes advantageous for the weak Mimeta to resemble the strong, pugnacious, noisy, and very abundant Tropidorhynchus.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

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