883. Aethopyga andersoni

883. Aethopyga andersoni, n. sp.

Anderson's Yellow-backed Sun-bird.

Aethopyga miles (Hodgs.), apud Anderson, Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 661. Aethopyga cara, Hume, apud Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) iv, p. 593.

Coloration. Male. Differs from AE. seheriae in having the forehead, crown, and the visible portions of the closed tail metallic lilac, not green, and the tail measuring 2.4 inches.

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. There are three specimens of this species in the British Museum—two obtained by Dr. Anderson at Sawaddy east of Bhamo in January, and one obtained by my own collector at Bhamo in November. All three are adult males and agree with each other in the particulars pointed out above.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
883. Aethopyga andersoni
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
883
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
359
Common name: 
Andersons Yellow Backed Sun Bird
M_ID: 
29258
M_CN: 
Crimson Sunbird
M_SN: 
Aethopyga siparaja
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1209

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