1267. Aethopyga ignicauda flavescens

(1267) Aethopyga ignicauda flavescens.

Rippon's Fire-tailed Sunbird,

Aethopyga ignicauda flavescens Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C., xli, p. 71 (1921) (Mt. Victoria, Chin Hills).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. - Male. Similar to the preceding race but having the breast a paler, more lemon-yellow, with hardly any scarlet suffusion in the centres; the back seems more deep in colour, contrasting noticeably with the scarlet upper tail-coverts.

Colours of soft parts as in the other races.

Measurements. Wing 53 to 56 mm.; tail 81 to 89 mm.; tarsus 14 to 15 mm.; culmen 18 to 19 mm.

Female similar to that of the preceding race but with much more red on the tail.

Distribution. At present only known from Mt. Victoria in the Chin Hills.

Nidification unknown.

Habits. None recorded.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1267. Aethopyga ignicauda flavescens
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1267
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
384
Common name: 
Rippon's Fire Tailed Sunbird
M_ID: 
29279
M_SN: 
Aethopyga ignicauda flavescens
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
4166

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