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n.1.(Zool.) Any one of several species of small wrenlike Asiatic birds having short wings and a short tail. They belong to Brachypterix, Callene, and allied genera.
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He spotted several species here like Lord Derby's Parakeet and Gould's Shortwing in eastern most parts of Arunachal; Burmese Shrike in Nagaland and Chinese Francolin in Manipur.
Moreover, another four species namel y Tytler's leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus tytleri), Ward's trogon (Harpactes wardi), Rufous- throated wren-babbler (Spelaeornis caudatus) and rusty-bellied shortwing (Brachypteryx hyperythra) have been placed under near threatened category.
Their study of a small bird called the White- bellied Shortwing, found in the Western Ghats, reveals that changes in climate caused a different species to emerge from the original one.
Populations across the Palghat Gap separated five million years ago, and the Nilgiris and Anamalai hills, to the north and south of the gap, harbour two different species of the Whitebellied Shortwing.
B&C, whose starter also has a side-mounted solenoid, looked at their overall customer base and decided that it wasn't practical for them to build a whole new starter for Piper shortwings and the few airplanes with air conditioning or other interference problems.