654. Gecinus flavirostris

654. Yellow-billed Green Woodpecker.
GECINUS FLAVIROSTRIS.
“Gecinus flavirostris Zarudny,’’ Menzbier, Bill. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. pt. i. p. 440 (1886) ; Dresser, ix. p. 261, pl. 690 ; G. gorii, Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 45 ; G. zarudnoi, Menzbier, Ibis, 1887, p. 301.
Male ad. (Afghanistan). Upper parts pale green, with indistinct darker squamations : wings and tail barred with blackish ; rump and tail yellower than the back ; crown to the nape crimson, narrowly bordered with blackish ; malar stripe black and while ; throat and chest uniform dull greenish yellow ; rest of the under parts yellowish white, with squamate blackish-olive markings ; bill wax-yellow, slightly darker at the base on the sides ; legs plumbeous grey with a bluish tinge ; iris yellowish white. Culmen 1.8, wing 6.5, tail 4.7, tarsus 1.2 inch. The female has the crown and nape deep black, not crimson, and many of the feathers are margined with white.
Hab. Transcaspia, east into Afghanistan.
This species is nearest allied to G. squamatus (Vigors), of which it is a desert form. In habits and nidification it resembles its congeners, and deposits early in April 4 to 5 glossy white eggs which measure about 1.18 by 1.08.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
654. Gecinus flavirostris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
654
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
455
Common name: 
Yellow Billed Green Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11065
M_SN: 
Picus squamatus flavirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
11134

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