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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
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
CatNo: 
938
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
5
Common name: 
Black And Yellow Broadbill
M_ID: 
12512
M_CN: 
Black-and-yellow Broadbill
M_SN: 
Eurylaimus ochromalus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1281

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