1307. Dicaeum minullum virescens

(1307) Dicaeum minullum virescens.

The Andamanese Flower-pecker.

Dictum virescens Hume, Str. Feath., i, p. 482 (1873) (Port Blair, Andamans); Blanf. & Oates. ii, p. 380.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Above very similar to the Nilgiri Flower-pecker but brighter and greener than this or any other race ; the lores are dusky-white but there is no white on the forehead and only the merest trace above the eye; below, this race differs from all others in having the abdomen bright pale yellow, contrasting with the pale grey of the breast.

Colours of soft parts. Similar to the same in D. m. concolor.

Measurements. Wing 43 to 48 mm.

Distribution. Andaman Islands.

Nidification. Nothing recorded.

Habits. The same as those of other Flower-peckers 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: 
1307. Dicaeum minullum virescens
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1307
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
431
Common name: 
Andamanese Flower Pecker
M_ID: 
28745
M_CN: 
Andaman Flowerpecker
M_SN: 
Dicaeum virescens
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4224

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