493. Pericrocotus flammifer.
Davison's Scarlet Minivet.
Pericrocotus flammifer, Hume, S. F. iii, p. 321 note (1875); v, p. 195; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 211, 508 ; Hume, Cat. no. 273 quat.; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 74; Oates, B. B. i, p. 237.
Coloration. Resembles P. speciosus. The male differs from the male of that species in having the first three primaries entirely black and the outer webs of the middle pair of tail-feathers red; also in being much smaller. Prom the male of P. andamanensis it differs only in the colour of the tad and its smaller size.
The female differs from the female of P. speciosus in having the first four primaries plain brown, and the forehead and lower plumage orange-yellow. Prom the female of P. andamanensis merely in size.
Length rather more than 7; tail 3.1 ; wing 3.4; tarsus .65 ; bill from gape .85.
Distribution. Tenasserim from Nwalabo mountain southwards, extending into the Malay peninsula.