924. Prionochilus maculatus

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.

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: 
924. Prionochilus maculatus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
924
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
395
Common name: 
White Throated Flower Pecker
M_ID: 
28655
M_CN: 
Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker
M_SN: 
Prionochilus maculatus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1260

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