941. Cymborhynchus affinis

941. Cymborhynchus affinis.

The Arrakan Black-and-red Broadbill.

Cymborhynchus affinis, Blyth, J. A. 8. B. xv, p. 312 (1846); id. Cat. p. 195 ; id. Birds Burma, p. 126 ; Oates, S. F. iii, p. 336; x, p. 188; id. B. B. i, p. 429; Hume, Cat. no. 139 quat. ; Sclater, Cat. B. M. xiv, p. 470.

Coloration. Similar to the last except that the red of the rump is mixed with black; there are always white subterminal spots on all tail-feathers except the middle pair, and these spots become bars on the three outer rectrices on each side ; the white at the base of the primaries appears from beneath the outer wing-coverts, and each tertiary has a long red spot at the end.

Length 8.2 ; tail 3 ; wing 3.6 ; tarsus .86 ; bill from gape 1.

Distribution. Arrakan from about lat. 19° southward to Cape Negrais, also the Irrawaddy delta as far east as Rangoon. Nothing is known of the habits.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
941. Cymborhynchus affinis
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
941
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
8
Common name: 
Arrakan Black And Red Broadbill
M_ID: 
12486
M_SN: 
Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos affinis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1286

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