920. Acmonorhynchus vincens

920. Acmonorhynchus vincens.

Legge's Flower-pecker.

Prionochilus vincens, Sclater, F. Z. S. 1872, p. 729; id. Ibis, 1874, p. 2, pl. i, figs, i & ii; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 455, iv, p. 493; id. Cat. no. 240 ter ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. x, p. 72. Pachyglossa vincens (Scl.), Legge, Birds Ceyl. p. 577, pl. 26.

Coloration. Male. Whole upper plumage and wing-coverts and sides of the head and neck very dark bluish ashy approaching to black; wings and tail glossy black, all the tail-feathers except the two median pairs broadly tipped with white and the quills with a broad band of white on the inner webs ; chin, throat, breast, and under tail-coverts white; remainder of lower plumage bright yellow ; under wing-coverts and axillaries white.

Female. Resembles the male, but the black of the upper plumage is replaced by greenish brown; wings and tail not quite so black.

Iris brownish red; bill black, leaden at base; legs and feet blackish (Legge).

Length about 4; tail 1.3; wing 2.35; tarsus .45; bill from gape .45.

Distribution. Ceylon only, in the forests of the low hills of the Southern Provinces.

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: 
920. Acmonorhynchus vincens
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
920
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
393
Common name: 
Legges Flower Pecker
M_ID: 
28693
M_CN: 
Legge's Flowerpecker
M_SN: 
Dicaeum vincens
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1254

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