196. Drymochares hyperythrus

196. Drymochares hyperythrus.

The Busty-bellied Short-wing.

Brachypteryx hyperythra, Jerd. & Blyth, P. Z. S. 1861, p. 201; Jerd. B. I. i, p. 495; Hume, S. F. v, p. 499; id. Cat. no. 337 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 28.

Coloration. Male. Lores and feathers in front of the eye black ; sides of the head and neck and the whole upper plumage, with the visible portions of the closed wings and tail, deep blue ; a short and partially-concealed eyebrow white; the entire lower plumage and the under wing-coverts bright chestnut.

Female. The whole upper plumage, with the visible portions of the closed wings and tail, olive-brown, the shafts of the feathers on the side of the face fulvous; the entire lower plumage pale chestnut, the abdomen whitish, and the sides of the body suffused with brown; no eyebrow.

The young bird is unknown, but it is probably like the female.

Bill corneous; legs fleshy; iris brown (Jerdon).

Length nearly 5; tail 1.7; wing 2.5; tarsus 1.1; bill from gape .7.

Distribution. Sikhim. Nothing is known about this bird's habits.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
196. Drymochares hyperythrus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
196
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
187
Common name: 
Busty Bellied Short Wing
M_ID: 
28091
M_CN: 
Rusty-bellied Shortwing
M_SN: 
Brachypteryx hyperythra
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
267

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