238. Pteruthius aeralatus.
Pteruthius aeralatus, Tick. J. A. S. B. xxiv, p. 267 (1855); Anders. Yunnan Exped., Ares, p. 628, pl. xlvii ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 368; Hume, Cat.no. 610 bis; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 599. Pterythrius aeralatus, Tick., Blyth &Wald. Birds Burm. p. 109. Ptererythrius aeralatus, Tick., Oates, B. B. i, p. 137; Gadow, Cat. B. M. viii, p. 114.
Coloration. Resembles P. erythropterus. The male differs in having the tertiaries golden yellow, tinged with red internally and tipped black; the lower plumage much greyer, the lower part of the abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts alone being white.
The female differs in having the tertiaries green, tipped with chestnut, and the back grey.
Legs and feet fleshy white; claws pale brown to black; lower mandible and basal edges of the upper mandible along commissure pale blue; rest of bill black; iris varied considerably, slaty-grey, pale greenish blue, and deep brown (Hume & Davison).
Length about 6.5 ; tail 2.3; wing 3.1; tarsus 1.1 ; bill from gape .85.
Distribution. The Kakhyen hills east of Bhamo ; Karennee and the Karen hills east of Toungngoo ; Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim ; also the mountains of Perak in the Malay peninsula.
Count Salvadori (l. c.) has shown that his P. cameanoi from Sumatra is distinct from the present species.