Chrysophlegma chlorigaster, Jerdon.
175. :- Chrysophlegma chlorophanes, Vieill. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I. p. 290 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 386.
THE SOUTHERN YELLOW-NAPED WOODPECKER.
Length, 9 ; wing, 4.75 ; tail, 3.9 ; bill at front, 0.9. Bill slaty-greenish, yellow beneath ; irides reddish-brown ; legs dull green.
Male with the whole head and cheek-stripe red, a small occipital crest of the same color, shortly terminated by bright yellow; plumage above bright green; ear-feathers and beneath dull sap or brownish-green ; the feathers of the lower abdomen banded and spotted with white; wings greenish with an orange tinge, and the outer web of most of the quill feathers deep orange-red; the inner webs dusky with white spots; tail unspotted,
black; Has several times been obtained in the forests west of Belgaum, but hitherto has not been recorded from any other portion of the district.