(1305) Dicaeum minullum subflavum.
The Belgaum Flower-pecker.
Dicaeum minullum subflavum Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C., xiii, p. 12 (1921) (Belgaum). Dicaeum concolor. Blanf. Sz Oates, ii, p. 379 (part).
Vernacular names. Chittu-jitta (Tel.).
Description. Similar to the Nilgiri Flower-pecker but a little paler and more green above with a much broader and more conspicuous white forehead, the white being produced as a supercilium to behind the eye; below it is slightly more yellow and paler.
Colours of soft parts as in the Nilgiri form.
Measurements. Wing 46 to 49 mm.
Distribution. Belgaum, North to Khandala and Mahabalesh-war; East to the Central Provinces.
Nidification. The only nest I have seen of this race was just like that of D. m. concolor and contained two eggs measuring 14.6 x 10.6 and 14.8 x 10.7 mm. It was taken on the 17th February.
Habits. Those of the genus.