1013. Cyanops davisoni

1013. Cyanops davisoni.

Davison's Blue-throated Barbet.

Megalaima davisoni, Hume, S. F. v, p. 108 (1877); id. Cat. no. 195 bis; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 151 ; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 165; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 562. Cyanops davisoni, Oates, B. B. ii, p. 134; id. in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 321; Shelley, Cat. B. M. xix, p. 65, pl. iv. fig. 1.

This species only differs from C. asiatica in smaller size, in having the band across the vertex verditer-blue instead of black, and with a blue line from the vertical band between the crimson of the occiput and a black stripe that extends from above the blue supercilium to over the ear-coverts. Length 8.5 ; tail 2.5 ; wing 3.9 ; tarsus 1.05; bill from gape 1.3.

Distribution. Hitherto only found in Tenasserim about the base of the main range of hills east and south-east of Moulmein.

Habits, &c. Precisely similar to those of C. asiatica. The eggs were obtained by Major, Bingham in March on two occasions. In each case two white, rather glossy eggs were found, measuring on an average 1.11 by .8.

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: 
1013. Cyanops davisoni
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1013
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
93
Common name: 
Davisons Blue Throated Barbet
M_ID: 
10065
M_SN: 
Megalaima asiatica davisoni
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1394

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