597. Philentoma pyrrhopterum

597. Philentoma pyrrhopterum.

The Chestnut-winged Flycatcher.

Muscicapa pyrrhoptera, Temm. Pl. Col. no. 596 (1823). Philentoma pyrrhopterum (Temm.), Blyth, Cat. p. 205; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 223; Hume, Cat. no. 289 bis; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 366; Oates, B. B. i, p. 264.

Coloration. Male. The whole head and neck, back, breast, and lesser wing-coverts indigo-blue; lower back and rump rufous-grey ; upper tail-coverts, the tail, a portion of the outer webs of the scapulars, the whole of the tertiaries, and the greater portion of the outer webs of the secondaries bright chestnut; remainder of the quills dark brown, the outer webs of the primaries margined with reddish grey; primary-coverts blue, centred with blackish; greater wing-coverts chestnut; lower plumage pale buff, becoming paler on the vent and under tail-coverts.

Female. Forehead, crown, nape, and ear-coverts dark olive-brown ; lores and round the eye pale ashy; back, scapulars, and rump rufous-ashy ; upper tail-coverts and tail chestnut; lesser wing-coverts olive-brown, tinged with rufous on the margins; greater coverts chestnut; wings dark brown, the outer webs of the primaries rufescent, those of the other quills chestnut; the tertiaries wholly chestnut; lower plumage pale buff, somewhat brighter on the throat and breast.

In the males legs, feet, and claws pale purplish blue; bill black; iris crimson ; in the adult female legs, feet, and claws plumbeous olive ; upper mandible pale horny-brown ; lower mandible fleshy-white ; iris dull red ; in a young female legs and feet pale horny-red ; iris pale red, speckled with white (Hume & Davison).

Length about 7 ; tail 2.8 ; wing 3.2 ; tarsus .65; bill from gape .9.

I have not been able to examine a young bird of this species, but it probably follows the young of P. velatum in its style of coloration.

Distribution. Tenasserim from Nwalabo mountain to its southern extremity, extending to the Malay peninsula, Cochin China, Sumatra, and Borneo.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
597. Philentoma pyrrhopterum
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Chestnut Winged Flycatcher
Rufous-winged Philentoma
Philentoma pyrhoptera
Vol. 2

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