913. Dicaeum trigonostigma

913. Dicaeum trigonostigma.

The Orange-bellied Flower-pecker.

Certhia trigonostigma, Scop. Del. Fl. et Faun. Insub. ii, p. 91 (1786). Dicaeum trigonostigma (Scop.), Blyth, Cat. p. 226; Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 748; Wald, P. Z. S. 1866, p. 645; id. Ibis, 1876, p. 349, pl. x, f. 2; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 194; Hume, Cat. no. 236 bis; Oates, B. B. i, p. 336; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. x, p. 38; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 272.

Coloration. Male. Forehead, crown, nape, sides of the head and neck, scapulars, and wing-coverts dull blue; back and rump naming orange-yellow, deeper on the back; upper tail-coverts dull blue; chin, throat, cheeks, and breast ashy grey; abdomen, sides of the body, vent, and under tail-coverts flaming orange; under wing-coverts and axillaries whitish; tail black; wings black, edged with dull blue.

Female. Forehead, crown, nape, back, sides of the neck, and scapulars olive-green ; rump and upper tail-coverts yellow, tinged with orange at the tips of the feathers ; tail blackish ; coverts and wings dark brown, narrowly edged with olive-green; sides of the head pale ashy; chin and throat sordid green ; breast and sides of the body ashy green; abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts bright yellow.

The young resemble the female, but have the abdomen dull yellow.

Male: legs and feet horny black; bill black; iris brown. Female: legs, feet, and claws greenish to dark plumbeous ; upper mandible from tip to nostrils and tip of the lower mandible blackish horny; base of upper mandible reddish brown; lower mandible (except the tip) and gape pale orange-brown to orange-vermilion ; iris grey to dark brown (Hume & Davison).

Length 3.6 ; tail 1; wing 1.9 ; tarsus .5 ; bill from gape .55.

Distribution. Burma. Wardlaw Ramsay obtained this species in the Karen hills east of Toungngoo at 3000 feet elevation, and I procured it near the town of Pegu. Davison observed it in Tenasserim from Moulmein southwards to Bankasun. It extends to Cochin China and the Malay peninsula.

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: 
913. Dicaeum trigonostigma
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Orange Bellied Flower Pecker
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
Dicaeum trigonostigma
Vol. 2

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