938. Eurylaemus ochromelas

938. Eurylaemus ochromelas.

The Black-and-yellow Broadbill.

Eurylaimus ochromalus, Raffles, Trans. Linn. Soc. xiii, p. 297 (1822); Blyth, Cat. p. 195 ; Horsf. & M. Cat. p. 116. Eurylaemus ochromelas, Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 125 ; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 470; id. Cat. no. 139 ter A ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 91; Oates, B. B. i, p. 426; Sclater, Cat. B. M. xiv, p. 465; Hartert, J. f. Orn. 1889, pp. 358, 391.

Coloration. Male. Whole head black, except a few white feathers below each eye; a white collar round the neck, narrow behind; upper parts from neck black, with a bright yellow stripe down the middle of the back, rump, and upper tail-coverts, and a shorter stripe on each side on the outer scapulars ; basal portion of interscapulars feathers white; middle of outer webs of secondary quills yellow; near the base almost all wing-feathers have a whitish inner border; a small yellowish spot on each primary near the base; tail-feathers with a subterminal yellowish-white spot on inner web, becoming a band on the outer feathers; a broad black gorget below the white collar, lower breast and abdomen pale vinous purple ; under wing- and tail-coverts, vent, flanks, and edge of wing yellow ; thigh-coverts black.

Female. Similar, but the black gorget is interrupted in the middle.

The young have the forehead and supercilia yellowish white; the throat whitish, breast and abdomen yellowish grey.

Lower mandible and base of upper bright smalt-blue, rest of upper mandible bright green; edges of both mandibles black; irides bright yellow; legs and feet dark but fleshy-pink; claws brown (Davison).

Length 6.5 ; tail 2.2 ; wing 3.3; tarsus .8; bill from gape 1.1.

Distribution. South Tenasserim as far north as Yay, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
938. Eurylaemus ochromelas
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Black And Yellow Broadbill
Black-and-yellow Broadbill
Eurylaimus ochromalus
Vol. 3

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