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.
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.