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.