968. Dendrocopus atratus.
The Stripe-breasted Pied Woodpecker.
Picus atratus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xviii, p. 803 (1849); xxviii, p. 412;, id. Cat. p. 313; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 471 ; xi, p. 58; id. Cat. no. 157 quat.; Walden, Ibis, 1876, p. 343, pl. ix; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. 2, p. 193; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 123, 500; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 34 ; Salvad. Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2 a) v, p. 564; vii, p. 378. Dendrotypes atratus, Blyth & Wald. Birds Burm. p. 77. Dendrocopus atratus, Hargitt, Cat. B. M. xviii, p. 263.
Similar to D. macii, except that the sides of the head and neck are purer white, and that all the lower parts except the chin are boldly streaked longitudinally with black, the breast especially; the abdomen, too, is yellower.
Upper mandible dull black, dark brown, or horny brown; lower mandible pale plumbeous or bluish white; irides light wood to deep brown; legs and feet dark plumbeous (Davison).
Length 8.25; tail 3 ; wing 4.75 ; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape 1.2.
Distribution. Manipur; Karennee and Tenasserim hills as far south as Muleyit, east of Moulmein, also Laos. Only found on hills, and not below about 3000 feet elevation.