735. Pericrocotus speciosus flammifer

(735) Pericrocotus speciosus flammifer.

Davison's Scarlet Minivet.

Pericrocotus flammifer Hume, S. F., iii, p. 321 (1875) (Pakchan, S. Burma) ; Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 482.

Vernacular names. Hnet-mintha (Burmese).

Description. Differs from the preceding races in having the first three primaries wholly black; the female differs in having the first four primaries without any yellow instead of the first three only.

Colours of soft parts as in the other races.

Measurements. Wing 81 to 94 mm. but nearly all below 90 mm.; tail 71 to 81 mm. ; tarsus about 18 mm.; culmen 13 to 14 mm.

Distribution. South of Tenasserim, Malay Peninsula and East Siam.

Nidification. Unknown.

Habits. Those of the genus, but there is very little on record about this Minivet.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
735. Pericrocotus speciosus flammifer
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
735
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
321
Common name: 
Davisons Scarlet Minivet
M_ID: 
18721
M_SN: 
Pericrocotus speciosus flammifer
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3341

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