1264. Aethopyga siparaja viridicauda

(1264) Aethopyga siparaja viridicauda.

The Yunnan Yellow-backed Sunbird.

Aethopyga seheriae viridicauda Rothschild, Nov. Zool., 1921, p. 58 (Tengueh, Yunnan).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. This race differs from AE. s. seheriae only in being duller and more grey on the abdomen. Further material may show that it cannot be maintained.

Colours of soft parts as in the other races.

Measurements. Wing 56 to 57 mm.; tail 59 to 67 mm.; tarsus about 14 mm.; culmen 17 to 18 mm.;

Distribution. Yunnan. A specimen from Maymyo in the Shan. States is also referred by Rothschild to this form.

Nidification unknown.

Habits. Forrest obtained this Sunbird at Tengueh, Yunnan, at between 5,000 and 6,000 feet in open scrub. They were killed in June.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1264. Aethopyga siparaja viridicauda
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1264
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
381
Common name: 
Yunnan Yellow Backed Sunbird
M_ID: 
29258
M_CN: 
Crimson Sunbird
M_SN: 
Aethopyga siparaja
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4162

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