924. Prionochilus maculatus.
The White-throated Flower-pecker.
Pardalotus maculatus, Temm. Pl. Col. iii, pl. 600, f. 3 (1836). Prionochilus maculatus (Temm.), Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 752 ; Wald, Ibis,1872, p. 379; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 199; Hume, Cat. no. 240 quint,; Oates, B. B. i, p. 340; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. x, p. 69.
Coloration. Male. The whole upper plumage and lesser wing-coverts green ; a patch of fiery red on the crown; greater coverts, wings, and tail brown, edged with green; sides of the head ashy green ; lores and moustachial streak greenish white; a dull green streak below this moustachial streak ; the space between these green streaks pale yellow ; breast and sides of the neck bright yellow, streaked with brown ; abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts bright yellow; sides of the body dusky yellow ; under wing-coverts and axillaries pale yellow.
Female. Differs from the male merely in having the coronal patch orange-yellow.
In the males, legs and feet very dark plumbeous, in the females dirty smalt-blue; upper mandible and the lower to the angle of gonys black; the rest of the bill plumbeous in males, smalt-blue in females ; iris dull red (Hume & Davison).
Length 3.7; tail 1.1; wing 2.1: tarsus .5 ; bill from gape .5.
Distribution. Tenasserim from Mergui down to Malawun; extending down to the Malay peninsula.