914. Dicaeum. chrysorrhoeum.
The Yellow-vented Flower-pecker.
Dicaeum chrysorrhoeum, Temm. Pl. Col. pl. 478, f. 1 (1829); Blyth, Cat. p. 227; Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 751; Jerd. B. I. i, p. 374; Wald. Ibis, 1872, p. 380; Codw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 156; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 195 ; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves,-p.663; Hume, Cat. no. 237 ; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 170; Oates, S. F. x, p. 198; id. B. B. i, p. 335; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. x, p. 44 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 84. Dicamm chrysochlore, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xii, p. 1009 (1843).
Coloration. Upper plumage and lesser wing-coverts yellowish green, brighter on the rump and upper tail-coverts; tail blackish; greater wing-coverts dark brown on the inner webs and yellowish green on the outer; quills blackish brown, the secondaries and tertiaries broadly edged with yellowish green, the primaries very narrowly with whitish; sides of the head and neck yellowish green ; cheeks, chin, and throat white, with a greenish-brown mandibular streak below the cheeks; lower plumage whitish, streaked with greenish brown; under tail-coverts golden yellow; under wing-coverts and axillaries white.
Iris orange-red; eyelids pinkish; upper mandible and tip of the lower black; remainder of bill pale plumbeous ; legs dark plumbeous ; claws dark horn; mouth flesh-colour.
Length 4 ; tail 1.2 ; wing 2.3 ; tarsus .6 ; bill from gape .5.
Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim; Naga hills, Tipperah, Manipur; the whole of Burma to the extreme south. The Nepal habitat is somewhat doubtful, for although Hodgson's specimens are said to have come from that country, they may nevertheless have been obtained in Sikhim. This species extends down the Malay peninsula to the islands.