(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.