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.