(1268) Aethopyga ignicauda exultans.
The Yunnan Fire-tailed Sunbird.
Aethopyga ignicauda exultans Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C, xlvi, p. 13 (1925) (Shweli-Salwin Divide, W. Central Yunnan).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to AE. i. ingnicauda but rather deeper crimson above ; below, the yellow is deeper and there is a greater extent of red on the breast.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing 58 to 60 mm. : tail 71 to 136 mm.; tarsus about 16 mm.; culmen about 19 to 21 mm.
Habits. Forrest obtained his fine series in thickets by streams at an altitude between 8,000 and 9,000 feet on the Shweli-Salwin Divide in West Central Yunnan.