502. Pericrocotus albifrons

502. Pericrocotus albifrons.

Jerdon's Minivet.

Pericrocotus albifrons, Jerd. Ibis, 1802, p. 20; Blanf. Ibis, 1870, p. 468; Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 124; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 96; Sharpe, S. F. iv, p. 212 ; Hume, S. F. v, p. 178; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 86; Hume, Cat. no. 277 bis ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 244.

Coloration. Resembles P. erythropygius. The male differs from the male of that species in having the forehead, a broad supercilium, and the whole chin with the sides of the head white; the rump is white merely tinged with red, and the orange on the breast is of smaller extent. The lores and a streak through the eye are black.

The female differs from the female of P. erythropygius merely in having a very slight trace of red on the rump, nothing more than two or three faint streaks.

Bill and legs black; iris dark brown; eyelids grey; inside of mouth flesh-colour.

Length about 6; tail 3.4; wing 2.5; tarsus .6; bill from gape .55.

Distribution. The Thayetmyo district of Burma, extending north as far as Pagan. Colonel Lloyd is said to have obtained this species at Toungngoo; but this locality requires confirmation.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
502. Pericrocotus albifrons
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
502
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
488
Common name: 
Jerdon's Minivet
M_ID: 
18686
M_CN: 
Jerdon's Minivet
M_SN: 
Pericrocotus albifrons
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
683

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