Megalaima inornata, Wald.
193bis. :- Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 459; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 387.
THE WESTERN GREEN BARBET.
Length, 10.5 ; expanse, 16.5 ; wing, 5.1; tail, 3.4 ; tarsus, 1.08 ; bill at front, 1.35.
Very similar to M. caniceps, but the terminal spots to the wing-coverts and tertiaries are almost altogether wanting; the chin, throat, breast, and upper portion of the abdominal region uniform pale-brown ; each feather has the shaft very faintly paler ; the absence of the pale median streaky on the pectoral feathers readily distinguishes this species.
The Western Green Barbet is common on the Aravelli Hills, and in the jungles below ; it occurs on the Western Ghats and all along the Sahyadri Range as far north at least as Khandalla. It is a permanent resident, breeding during April and May. The eggs, four in number, are of a dull white color, and are deposited in a hole, pierced in the branch of a tree, generally at some distance from the ground ; there is no nest.