253. Chloropsis cyanopogon

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.

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: 
253. Chloropsis cyanopogon
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
253
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
239
Common name: 
Blue Whiskered Chloropsis
M_ID: 
28622
M_CN: 
Lesser Green Leafbird
M_SN: 
Chloropsis cyanopogon
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
347

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