Megalaima viridis, Bodd.
194. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 311; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 387.
THE SMALL GREEN BARBET.
Length, 8; wing, 4; tail, 2.75 ; bill at front, 0.9.
Bill pale horny-brown; irides red-brown ; orbitar skin brown; legs plumbeons-brown.
Very similar to M. caniceps, but smaller, the brown of the head and nape scarcely lineated, that of the under parts pale, becoming whitish on the throat ; there are no pale specks on the wing-coverts, nor any traces of pale streaks on the green of the back.
The Small Green Barbet is common at Satara, Belgaum, and on the Sahyadri Range as far north as Khandalla. It has not been recorded from any other portion of our limits.