Rhopodytes viridirostris, Jerd.
216. :- Zanclostomus viridirostris. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 346; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 389.
THE SMALL GREEN-BILLED MALKOHA.
Length, 15; wings, 5.25 ; tail, 10; tarsus, 1.3 ; bill at front, 1. Bill bright apple green ; naked skin around the eyes cobalt-blue; irides blood-red; legs blackish green.
Above," dusky cinereous, with a tinge of glossy green; wings and tail-glossy green-black, the latter tipped with white ; beneath light greyish, with a tinge of fawn color mixed with blackish on the chin and throat.
The Small Green-billed Malkoha is not uncommon at Belgaum and Ratnagiri, where it is a permanent resident. I know of no record of its occurrence elsewhere within our limits.