248. Chloropsis malabarica

248. Chloropsis malabarica.

The Malabar Chloropsis.

Turdus malabaricus, Gm. S. N. i. p. 837 (1788). Phyllornis malabaricus (Gm.), Blyth, Cat. p. 212 ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 98 ; McMaster, J. A. S. B. xl, pt. ii, p. 212 ; Fairbank, S. F. iv, p. 258; Bourdillon, S. F. iv, p. 400; Legge,, Birds Ceyl. p. 488; Hume, Cat. no. 464; Davison, S. F. x, p. 387; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. .100. Chloropsis malabarica (Gm.); Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 22.
The Malabar Green Bulbul, Jerd.

Coloration. Forehead golden yellow; lores, under the eye, the lower part of the ear-coverts, the chin, and throat black; moustachial stripe blue ; the lesser wing-coverts verdigris-blue ; the remaining plumage and the visible portions of the closed wings and tail bright green.

The female hardly differs from the male. The young are green all over.

Bill black; legs and feet plumbeous ; claws dull black; iris dark brown (Davison).

Length about 8; tail 2.8 ; wing 3.6; tarsus .7; bill from gape 1.

Distribution. The western coast of India from Khandala to Travancore; Ceylon ; and McMaster records this species from Chikalda in Berar. It is found at all levels up to 6000 feet.

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: 
248. Chloropsis malabarica
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
248
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
235
Common name: 
Malabar Chloropsis
M_ID: 
28635
M_CN: 
Golden-fronted Leafbird
M_SN: 
Chloropsis aurifrons
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
342

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