902. Anthothreptes hypogrammica

902. Anthothreptes hypogrammica.

The Banded Sun-bird.

Nectarinia hypogrammica, S. Mull. Verhand. Nat. Gesch., Zool. Aves, p. 63 (1843); Blyth, Cat. p. 225. Anthreptes hypogrammica (S. Mull.), Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 738 ; Shelley, Mon. Nect. pp. xliii, xliv, 305, pl. 98; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 178; Hume, Cat. no. 233 quint.; Oates, B. B. i, p. 323. Anthothreptes hypogrammica (S. Mull.), Gadow, Cat. B. M. ix, p. 112.

Coloration. Male. Forehead, crown, nape, sides of the head and neck, back, scapulars, and wing-coverts yellowish green; rump, upper tail-coverts, and a collar on the upper back metallic blue; tail blackish brown, the two or three outer pairs of feathers narrowly tipped with white ; quills brown, edged with the colour of the back; chin, throat, breast, abdomen, and sides of the body yellow, streaked with greenish brown ; vent, flanks, and under tail-coverts greenish brown.

Female. The blue collar is absent, and the rump and upper tail-coverts are of the same colour as the back.

Legs and feet greenish brown or dark plumbeous green ; the bill horny black, and, in the male, the gape dull yellow; irides dark brown (Davison).

Length 5.5; tail 2; wing 2.6 ; tarsus .6 ; bill from gape The female is a little smaller.

Distribution. Tenasserim from Mergui southwards, extending down the Malay peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
902. Anthothreptes hypogrammica
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
902
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
378
Common name: 
Banded Sun Bird
M_ID: 
28903
M_CN: 
Purple-naped Sunbird
M_SN: 
Hypogramma hypogrammicum
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1230

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