(1276) Aethopyga nipalensis victoriae.
Rippons Yellow-backed Sunbird.
Aethopyga victoria Rippon, Bull. B.O.C., xiv, p. 83 (1904) (Mt. Victoria).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. - Male, Differs from the Nepal Yellow-backed Sunbird in having no red at all on the back and very little on the sides of the neck ; from Blyth's Yellow-backed Sunbird differs in having no trace of the red. collar and in having the lower plumage richer yellow, more freely streaked with scarlet.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. "Wing 52 to 56 mm.; tail 58 to 68 mm.; tarsus about 14 to 15 mm.; culmen about 18 to 20 mm.
Female. Similar to that of the other races.
Distribution. Mt. Victoria, Chin Hills between 6,400 and 8,400 feet
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.