1014. Cyanops incognita

1014. Cyanops incognita.

Hume's Blue-throated Barbet.

Megalaima incognita, Hume, S. F. ii, pp. 442, 472, 486; id. Cat. no. 195 ter; Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 74 ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 151, 501; Bingham, S. F. viii, p. 194 ; ix, p. 166. Cyanops incognita, Oates, B. B. ii, p. 134 ; Shelley, Cat. B. M. xix, p. 68, pl. iv, fig. 3; Sharpe, Yark. Miss., Aves, p. 152, pl. xxiv.

Coloration. Lores, a narrow frontal band, a nuchal patch, and a spot on each side of the fore neck crimson; upper surface grass-green ; feathers of crown with pale bluish-green edges; quills blackish brown, the inner borders and the wing-lining yellow, several primaries with a narrow pale outer border near the tip j sides of head bluish green, a line of very small bright yellow feathers on the upper and lower eyelids, above these a black supercilium continued back above the ear-coverts, another black streak from the gape; lower surface pale green, tinged with pale verditer-blue on the malar region, chin, and throat; lower surface of tail dusky, washed with pale blue.

Upper mandible and tip of lower dusky horny, remainder of bill paler; eyelids the same; irides nut-brown ; legs and feet grass-green (Davison).

Length about 8.8; tail 2.3; wing 3.9 ; tarsus .95 ; bill from gape 1.4.

Distribution. Tenasserim from near Amherst and Myawadee on the north to Tavoy in the south. Rare and local. Habits, &c Similar to those of C. asiatica.

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: 
1014. Cyanops incognita
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Humes Blue Throated Barbet
Moustached Barbet
Megalaima incognita
Vol. 3

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