904. Anthothreptes rhodolaema

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.

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: 
904. Anthothreptes rhodolaema
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
904
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
379
Common name: 
Rufous Throated Sun Bird
M_ID: 
28871
M_CN: 
Red-throated Sunbird
M_SN: 
Anthreptes rhodolaemus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1232

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