905. Anthothreptes simplex

905. Anthothreptes simplex.

The Plain-coloured Sun-bird.

Nectarinia simplex, S. Mull. Verhand. Nat. Gesch., Zool. Aves, p. 62 (1843); Blyth, Cat. p. 225. Anthreptes xanthochlora, Hume, S. F. iii, p. 320, note (1875). Anthreptes simplex (S. Mull.), Shelley, Mon. Nect. pp. xliii, xliv, 309, ' pl. 100; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 188; Hume, Cat. no. 233 quat.; Oates, B. B. i, p. 324. Anthothreptes simplex (S. Mull.), Gadow, Cat. B. M. ix, p. 114.

Coloration. Male. A large patch on the forehead metallic green; the whole upper plumage and wing-coverts olive-yellow; tail a deeper tint of the same ; quills brown, edged with olive-yellow; sides of the head ashy green; cheeks, chin, throat, and fore neck greenish ashy; remainder of lower plumage dull oily yellow ; under wing-coverts whitish.

Female. Differs only in wanting the metallic patch on the forehead.

Legs and feet pale dirty green; the bill dark horny brown; irides wood-brown (Davison).

Length 4.5 ; tail 2.1 ; wing 2.4; tarsus .55 ; bill from gape .7. The female is slightly smaller than the male.

Distribution. The southern part of Tenasserim from Mergui southwards, extending down the Malay peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.

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: 
905. Anthothreptes simplex
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
905
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
380
Common name: 
Plain Coloured Sun Bird
M_ID: 
28850
M_CN: 
Plain Sunbird
M_SN: 
Anthreptes simplex
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1233

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