234. Herpornis xantholeuca

234. Herpornis xantholeuca.

The White-bellied Herpornis.

Erpornis xantholeuca, Hodgs. J. A. S. B. xiii, p. 380 (1844); Blyth, Cat. p. 101; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 232; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 264; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 109. Erpornis xanthochlora, Hodgs. in Gray's Zool. Misc. p. 8S (1844); id. P. Z. S. 1845, p. 23 ; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 142. Herpornis xantholeuca (Hodgs.), Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 167; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 83 ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 374, 519; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 630; Hume, Cat. no. 630 ; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 190 ; Inglis, S. F. ix, p. 256; Oates, S. F. x, p. 227 ; id. B. B. i, p. 151; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 636; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 252.
The White-bellied Flower-pecker, Jerd. ; Dang-pu-pho, Lepch.

Coloration. The whole upper plumage, tail, wing-coverts, and tertiaries clear greenish yellow ; primaries and secondaries edged with the colour of the back; lores, cheeks, and the lower plumage white slightly tinged with grey; ear-coverts ashy white; under wing-coverts pale yellow ; under tail-coverts bright yellow.

Upper mandible fleshy horn-colour, the edges and the whole lower mandible light flesh-colour; gape yellow; mouth yellow; eyelids plumbeous ; iris brown ; legs and claws pinkish flesh-colour.

Length nearly 5; tail 1.8; wing 2.7; tarsus .65; bill from gape .6.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Nepal to Assam; the hill-ranges of Assam; Cachar; Manipur, and the whole of Burma; extending down the Malay peninsula. This bird does not appear to be found above 4000 or 5000 feet of elevation. In Burma it is as common at the level of the sea as on the hills.

Habits, &c. This species is found in thick forests in companies of ten or more, searching the leaves for insects.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
234. Herpornis xantholeuca
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
234
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
219
Common name: 
White Bellied Erpornis
M_ID: 
19373
M_CN: 
White-bellied Erpornis
M_SN: 
Erpornis zantholeuca
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
320

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