1314. Prionochilus maculatus

(1314) Prionochilus maculatus.

The Yellow-Throated Flower-pecker .

Pardalotus maculatus Temm., Pl. Col., iii, pl. 600, fig. 3 (1836) (Borneo). Prionochilus maculatus. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 385.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. A patch on the crown fiery red; remaining upper plumage and exposed parts of wings and tail green ; closed parts of wings and tail brown; lores and a broad moustachial streak white; cheeks, sides of the head and aline below the moustachial streak dull green; point of chin white; throat and fore-neck yellow; rest of lower plumage bright yellow, heavily streaked with green on the breast and flanks and sides of abdomen.

Colours of soft parts. Iris dull red; bill, upper mandible and gonys black, remainder of the bill plumbeous in the males, smalt-blue in the females ; legs and feet very dark plumbeous in the males, dirty smalt-blue in the females (Hume & Davison).

Measurements. Total length about 95 mm.; wing 51 to 55 mm.; tail 23 to 25 mm.; tarsus,14 to 15 mm.; culmen about 8 to 9 mm.

Female. Similar to the male but has the coronal patch yellow.

Young birds are like the female but have no coronal patch.

Distribution. Tenasserim and South Siam through the Malay Peniusula. Borneo.

Nidification. Nothing recorded.

Habits. Similar to those of the birds of the genus Dicaeum.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1314. Prionochilus maculatus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1314
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
438
Common name: 
Yellow Throated Flower Pecker
M_ID: 
28655
M_CN: 
Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker
M_SN: 
Prionochilus maculatus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
4236

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