1332. Cymbirhynchus affinis

(1332) Cymbirhynchus affinis.

The Abakan Black-and-Red Broadbill.

Cymbirhynchus affinis Blyth, J.A. S.B., xv, p. 812 (1846) (Arrakan). Cymborhynchus affinis. Blanf. & Oates, iii, p. 8.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Very similar to C. m. macrorhynchus but distinguished by having the inner secondaries with long crimson spots ; these are on the inner web of the innermost secondary and the outer web of the next two; the white wing-spot is more conspicuous and extends to both webs ; the white bars to the tail-feathers are much broader and wider and extend to all but the central pair of feathers; the crimson feathers of the rump are generally very narrowly edged with black.

Colours of soft parts. Apparently the same as in the Malay Black-and-Red Broadbill.

Measurements. Total length about 210 to 220 mm.; wing 88 to 93 mm.; tail 67 to 71 mm.; tarsus about 23 mm.; culmen 19 to 20 mm. long and 18 to 19 mm. wide at the gape.

Distribution. Arakan from about lat. 19° southwards to Cape Negrais, also the Irrawaddy Delta as far East as Rangoon. Nidification unknown.

Habits. Very little recorded but so far as is known very much the same as thus© of the preceding bird. It is found principally in the plains but apparently also in the lower hills.

The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1332. Cymbirhynchus affinis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Page No: 
Common name: 
Abakan Black And Red Broadbill
Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos affinis
Vol. 3

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