904. Anthothreptes rhodolaema.
The Rufous-throated Sun-bird.
Anthreptes rhodolaema, Shelley, Mon. Nect. pp. xliii, xliv, 313, pl. 101 (1878); Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) vii, p. 435.
Coloration. Male. Resembles the male of A. malaccensis in general appearance. Differs in having the forehead, crown, nape, back, and also the sides of the neck metallic green, sometimes shaded with lilac; the lores and sides of the head rufous ; all the wing-coverts rufous except those near the anterior edge of the wing ; and the breast tinged with olivaceous.
Female. Resembles the female of A. malaccensis so closely as to be undistinguishable from it.
Of the same dimensions as A. malaccensis.
Distribution. The extreme south of Tenasserim, whence Count Salvadori records this species. It extends down the Malay penin¬sula and to Sumatra.