Family VII. MUSCICAPINAE. FLYCATCHERS.
GENUS III. PTILOGONYS, Swains. PTILOGONYS
Bill short, rather strong, somewhat triangular, depressed at the base a little compressed at the end; upper mandible with the dorsal line convex at the
end, the nasal groove wide, the sides convex toward the end, with a distinct
notch, the tip short, rather obtuse; lower mandible with the angle rather long
and wide, the dorsal line ascending and convex, the sides convex toward the end,
the tip small, with a slight notch behind. Nostrils linear, oblong, partially
concealed by the feathers. Head ovato-oblong; neck rather short; body slender.
Feet short, and rather slender; tarsus shorter than the middle toe with its
claw, compressed, covered anteriorly with a long plate and three inferior
scutella; toes free, the outer only adherent at the base; hind toe rather large,
stouter, outer a little longer than inner; claws moderate, arched, much
compressed, laterally grooved, acute. Plumage soft and blended; slight bristles
at the base of the upper mandible, and the feathers in the angle of the lower
jaw bristle-tipped and curved forward. Wings long, rounded; first quill very
small, fourth longest. Tail very long, straight, emarginate, and rounded, of
This genus seems to connect the Thrushes with the Flycatchers.