1290. Anthreptes rhodolaema

(1290) Anthreptes rhodolaema.

The Rufous -throated Sunbird.

Anthreptes rhodolaema Shelley, Mon. Nect., p. 313 (1S78) (Malacca). Anthothreptes rhodolaema. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 367.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. - Male. Similar to A. m. malacensis but with the crown and back metallic green, with more or less copper reflections; the under plumage is much more green; the extent of maroon on the wings is greater and the lores and sides of the head are suffused with this colour with a definite patch of maroon behind the upper part of the eye; the chin and throat are generally more crimson-rufous.

Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.

Measurements. Wing 65 to 70 mm.; tail 46 to 49 mm.; tarsus about 16 mm.; culmen 16 to 18 mm.

Female indistinguishable from that of the Brown-throated Sunbird.

Distribution. Tenasserim to Sumatra and Borneo; South and Peninsular Siam.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.

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: 
1290. Anthreptes rhodolaema
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1290
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
411
Common name: 
Rufous Throated Sunbird
M_ID: 
28871
M_CN: 
Red-throated Sunbird
M_SN: 
Anthreptes rhodolaemus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
4195

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