596. Philentoma velatum

596. Philentoma velatum.

The Maroon-breasted Flycatcher.

Drymophila velata, Temm. Pl. Col. no. 334. Philentoma velatum (Temm.), Blyth, Cat. p. 204 ; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 392; Hume Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 224, 509; Hume, Cat. no. 289 ter; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 365; Oates, B. B. i, p. 263.

Coloration. Male. General colour indigo-blue; forehead, lores, chin, cheeks, ear-coverts, and round the eye black ; throat and breast rich maroon; quills black, the outer webs broadly margined with indigo-blue, and the tertiaries wholly of this colour, but with the shafts black; median tail-feathers indigo-blue; the others black on the inner web and blue on the outer.

Female. Wholly dull indigo-blue except the wings and tail, which are coloured as in the male.

The nestling has the whole plumage chestnut except the wings and tail, which are the same as in the adult, but all the median and greater wing-coverts are broadly tipped with chestnut. Almost before it is able to leave the nest blue feathers appear on all parts, and probably before the first autumn the full adult plumage is assumed ; but both sexes resemble the adult female at first, the male donning the maroon breast later on.

Legs and feet bluish- or purplish-black; bill black, iris lake to crimson (Hume & Davison).

Distribution. Tenasserim from about Muleyit mountain to the extreme south. This species extends down the Malay peninsula to Sumatra, Java, and Borneo.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
596. Philentoma velatum
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
596
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
59
Common name: 
Maroon Breasted Flycatcher
M_ID: 
17999
M_CN: 
Maroon-breasted Philentoma
M_SN: 
Philentoma velata
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
814

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith