891. Aethopyga sanguinipectus

891. Aethopyga sanguinipectus.

Walden's Yellow-backed Sunbird.

Aethopyga sanguinipectus, Wald. A. M. N. H. (4) xv, p. 400 (1875) ; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 402; Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 142; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 182; Hume, Cat. no. 231 bis; Shelley, Mon. Nect,. pp. xx, xxi, 37, pl. 12; Oates, B. B. i, p. 313; Gadow, Cat. B. M. ix, p. 27; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 690, vii, p. 395. Aethopyga waldeni, Hume, S. F. v, p. 51 (1877).

Coloration. Male. Forehead, crown, nape, and hind neck purplish steel-blue ; sides of the head dull black ; sides of the neck, back, and the shorter scapulars red ; lesser wing-coverts, the longer scapulars, and a band on the back below and next to the red deep black; next this black band another yellow one; remainder of the rump, upper tail-coverts, and the basal three quarters of the middle tail-feathers steel-blue; remainder of the tail, the median and greater wing-coverts, and the quills blackish brown ; lateral tail-feathers tipped with white; chin black; throat purplish steel-blue; upper breast black, the lateral feathers tipped with red; remainder of the lower plumage dull green, the breast streaked with crimson; under wing-coverts and axillaries yellowish white.

Female. Upper plumage dull green tinged with ashy, and the feathers of the crown with dark centres; rump pale yellow; lower plumage ashy green, becoming paler on the abdomen; tail blackish, all the lateral feathers with pale tips; under wing-coverts and axillaries whitish.

Bill black; iris and legs dark brown (Wardlaw Ramsay).

Male: length 5.5 to 6; tail 2.7; wing 2.1 ; tarsus .55; bill from gape .8. Female : length about 4 ; tail 1.1; wing 1.8.

Distribution. The Karen hills east of Toungngoo ; Karennee; Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim. This species is found at elevations above 2000 feet.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
891. Aethopyga sanguinipectus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Waldens Yellow Backed Sunbird
Aethopyga saturata sanguinipectus
Vol. 2
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