925. Pachyglossa melanoxantha

925. Pachyglossa melanoxantha.

The Yellow-bellied Flower-pecker.

Pachyglossa melanoxantha, Hodgs., Blyth, J. A. S. B. xii, p. 1010 (1843); Jerd. B. I. i, p. 378 ; Hume, N. & E. p. 160; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 156; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 455 ; id. S. F. v, p. 348; id. Cat. no. 242 ; id, S. F. xi, p. 85: Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 279. Prionochilus melanoxanthus (Hodgs.), Sclater, Ibis, 1874, p. 3, pl. i. fig. 3; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. x, p. 71.

Coloration. Male. The whole upper plumage, wings, tail, sides of head, neck, and breast black, the outermost pair of tail-feathers, or sometimes the two outer pairs with a patch of white on the inner web near the tip ; middle of chin, throat, and breast white; remainder of the lower plumage bright yellow; under wing-coverts white.

Female. Resembles the male, but the black is replaced by greenish brown, becoming paler on the sides of the head, neck, and breast; abdomen and under tail-coverts duller yellow; middle of chin, throat, and breast greyish white; under wing-coverts and axillaries white.

Iris red; legs dark plumbeous (Godwin-Austen).

Length about 4.5; tail 1.7 ; wing 2.8 ; tarsus .55 ; bill from gape .45.

Distribution. Sikhim and probably Nepal; extending to Dibrugarh in Assam and Sopoomah in the Naga hills.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
925. Pachyglossa melanoxantha
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Yellow Bellied Flower Pecker
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker
Dicaeum melanoxanthum
Vol. 2

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