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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
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
CatNo: 
925
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
386
Common name: 
Yellow Bellied Flower Pecker
M_ID: 
28692
M_CN: 
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker
M_SN: 
Dicaeum melanoxanthum
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1262

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith