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.