253. Chloropsis cyanopogon.
The Blue-whiskered Chloropsis.
Phyllornis cyanopogon, Temm. Pl. Col. 512, fig. 1 (1829); Blyth, Cat. p. 213; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 410; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 325 ; Hume, Cat. no. 463 quat. Chloropsis cyanopogon (Temm.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 32; Oates, B. B. i. p. 209.
Coloration. Male. The upper plumage, wing-coverts, and sides of the neck bright green ; the forehead tinged with yellow; wings dark brown, broadly edged with bright green; tail green, edged with brown on the inner webs ; lores, cheeks, chin, and throat black; a line over the lores and eye brighter green than the other parts; a short moustachial streak cobalt; a line bordering the black throat green tinged with yellow; lower plumage light green.
Female. No black on the chin and throat, the moustachial streak duller blue, and the feathers round the eye conspicuously lighter than the crown.
The young resemble the female, but the moustachial streaks are absent or barely indicated.
Legs and feet dark plumbeous : bill black; iris dark brown (Davison).
Length 7 ; tail 2.6 ; wing 3.3; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .8.
Distribution. This species has occurred at the extreme southern point of Tenasserim. It is found in the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo.