907. Arachnothera aurata

907. Arachnothera aurata.

The Smaller Streaked Spider-hunter.

Arachnothera aurata, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxiv, p. 478 (1855); Hume, S. F. iii, p. 85; Blyth & Walden, Birds Burm. p. 140; Shelley, Mon. Nect. pp. xlix, 35], pl. 112; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 174; Hume, Cat. no. 223 bis; Gadow, Cat. B. M. ix, p. 105; Oates, B. B. i, p. 328; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) vii, p. 395.

Coloration. Resembles A. magna very closely. Differs in being smaller and in having the striations on both the upper and lower plumage much narrower and almost or quite absent on the lower back.

Bill black, the margins of the lower mandible yellow; mouth yellow; iris brown; eyelids plumbeous ; legs orange-yellow; claws yellow.

Length about 6.5 ; tail 1.8 ; wing 3 to 3.4; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape 1.6.

Distribution. Confined to Pegu. This species is found throughout the Pegu hills and it has also been procured both at Thayetmyo and Toungngoo. It is also recorded from the Karen hills east of the latter town. The late Captain Beavan is said to have procured this bird at Kyodan on the Salween river.

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: 
907. Arachnothera aurata
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
907
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
381
Common name: 
Smaller Streaked Spider Hunter
M_ID: 
29317
M_SN: 
Arachnothera magna aurata
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1237

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