731. Uroloncha leucogastra.
The White-bellied Munia.
Amadina leucogastra, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xv, p. 286 (1846) ; Hume, Cat. no. 701 bis; Oates, B. B. i, p. 367. Munia melanictera (Gm.), Blyth, Cat. p. 117. Munia leucogastra (Blyth), Davison, S. F. v, p. 460; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 402. Uroloncha leucogastra (Bl.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xiii, p. 362; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 135.
Coloration. Upper plumage, scapulars, and wing-coverts chocolate-brown, the shaft of each feather white; upper tail-coverts black; tail blackish, with broad shiny fulvous margins ; wings blackish ; lores, cheeks, chin, throat, breast, sides of the body, thighs, and under tail-coverts black ; abdomen and under wing-coverts white, the white of the abdomen forming an angle in the breast.
Legs and feet dusky plumbeous or dull smalt-blue ; lower mandible dull smalt- or pale blue; upper mandible brownish black or black; iris dark brown (Hume & Dav.).
Length about 4.5 ; tail 1.8 ; wing 1.9 ; tarsus .55 ; bill from gape .45.
Distribution. The extreme south of Tenasserim, ranging down the Malay peninsula and to Borneo.
Habits, &c. Davison took a nest of this species in Tenasserim in April. The eggs appear to measure about .65 by .44.