1305. Dicaeum minullum subflavum

(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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1305. Dicaeum minullum subflavum
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1305
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
430
Common name: 
Belgaum Flower Pecker
M_ID: 
28738
M_CN: 
Nilgiri Flowerpecker
M_SN: 
Dicaeum concolor
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4222

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