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Table 3 Plumage differences between species of Sholicola

From: Two new genera of songbirds represent endemic radiations from the Shola Sky Islands of the Western Ghats, India

Plumage feature S. major S. albiventris S. ashambuensis
Crown Slaty blue Slaty blue Slaty blue
Supraloral stripe Faint blue Whitish blue Faint blue
Throat Slaty blue Slaty blue Greyish blue
Breast Slaty blue Slaty blue Greyish blue
Belly Broad white patch Narrow white patch from centre to vent Narrow white patch extending anteriorly from vent to breast
Flanks Pale rufous Greyish blue Greyish blue
Undertails coverts Pale rufous White White
Upper parts Slaty blue Deep blue Pale, slaty blue