Xanthelasma malabarica

Xanthelasma malabarica, Blyth.

198. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 317; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 387.

THE CRIMSON-THROATED BARBET.

Length, 6.25 ; wing, 3.2; tail, 1.5 ; bill at front, 0.5; tarsus, 0.7. Bill black; irides red-brown ; legs red.

Above darkish-green, the feathers edged pale, light green beneath ; forehead, around the eyes, and chin and throat crimson the last margined externally with golden-yellow.; occiput black passing into dull blue, which is the color of the cheeks, ear-coverts and sides of the neck.

The Crimson-throated Barbet has been recorded from Savant-wadi and from the forests west of Belgaum, but it is rare, and has not been found in any other portion of the region.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Xanthelasma malabarica
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
123
Common name: 
Crimson Throated Barbet
M_ID: 
10091
M_CN: 
Malabar Barbet
M_SN: 
Megalaima malabarica
id: 
11402

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