1102. Harpactes duvauceli

1102. Harpactes duvauceli.

The Red-rumped Trogon.

Trogon duvaucelii, Temm. Pl. Col. pi. 291 (1824). Harpactes rutilus, Gray, Gen. B. i, p. 71 (1845); Blyth, Cat. p. 80; Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 712 (nec Vieill.). Harpactes duvauceli, Hume, S. F. iii, p. 318; id. Cat. no. 115 bis ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 63, 498; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 101; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. M. xvii, p. 491.

Coloration. Male. Whole head and neck jet-black; back, scapulars, and coverts along forearm orange-brown; rump and upper tail-coverts and lower plumage from throat crimson ; wings as in H. fasciatus, but the white bars wider apart; middle tail-feathers bright chestnut tipped with black, the next two pairs black, the three outer pairs black with long white tips.

Female. Head above dark olive-brown; sides of head, chin, and throat rufous-brown ; back lighter rufous-brown, becoming orange-brown tinged with red on the rump and upper tail-coverts ; wing-coverts and secondaries barred with buff; upper breast yellow-brown, passing into' pink on the abdomen. In young birds the lower parts are chiefly buff.

Tip and ridge of culmen and a narrow streak oh each side horny black; gape and sides of bill cobalt-blue; irides dull brown; orbital region smalt-blue; legs and feet the same, varying in depth of hue (Davison).

Length about 10 ; tail 5; wing 4.2; tarsus .4; bill from gape .9. Females a very little smaller than males.

Distribution. Not uncommon in Southern Tenasserim, as far north as Tavoy, and throughout the Malay Peninsula to 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: 
1102. Harpactes duvauceli
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Red Rumped Trogon
Scarlet-rumped Trogon
Harpactes duvaucelii
Vol. 3

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