1021. Xantholaema rubricapilla

1021. Xantholaema rubricapilla.

The Small Ceylon Barbet.

Bucco rubricapillus, Gmel. Syst. Nat. i, p. 408 (1788). Megalaima rubricapilla, Blyth, Cat. p. 68; Layard, A. M. N. H. (2) xiii, p. 448. Xanthelasma rubricapilla, Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 646; Blyth, Ibis, 1867, p. 297; Marshall, Mon. Cap. p. 109, pl. 44; Holdsworth, P. Z. S. 1872, p. 430; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 371 ; id. Cat. no. 198 bis; Legge, Birds Ceyl. p. 215, pl. xi; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 333; Shelley, Cat. B. M. xix, p. 93.

Mal-Kotoruwa, Cing.

Coloration. Plumes associated with rictal bristles, a band above and one below the eye, chin, and throat golden yellow; a narrow black frontal band; no red spot at the base of the lower mandible on each side ; a small crimson patch on the fore neck : otherwise similar to X. malabarica.

Length about 6; tail 1.4; wing 3.1; tarsus .75; bill from gape .85.

Distribution. Peculiar to the island of Ceylon; found in the low country and up to about 2500 feet elevation.

Habits, &c. Similar to those of X haematocephala, but the voice is more subdued. The breeding-season is from March till June; the eggs glossy white, measuring about .9 by .65.

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: 
1021. Xantholaema rubricapilla
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1021
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
100
Common name: 
Small Ceylon Barbet
M_ID: 
10090
M_CN: 
Crimson-fronted Barbet
M_SN: 
Megalaima rubricapillus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1403

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