Megalaima caniceps, Frankl.
193. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 310; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 63.
THE COMMON GREEN BARBET.
Length, 10.5; expanse, 16; wing, 5; tail, 3.5 ; tarsus, 1.1; bill at front, 1.37.
Bill pale orange-brown; irides orange-brown; orbitar skin dull orange ; legs light yellowish-brown.
Above green ; paler on the flanks and lower belly ; vent and lower tail-coverts yellowish; head, neck, breast, and upper abdomen brownish; throat dusky-brown ; the feathers of these parts with narrow pale streaks, continued but gradually diminishing upon the green of the back ; each wing-covert and tertiary has a whitish speck on the tip; forehead and neck almost uniform brown, with pale mesial streaks.
Within our limits the Common Green Barbet has only been recorded from the forests on the Vindhian Hills, near Mhow, Central India, its place being taken elsewhere by the next species, with which it is often confounded.