240. Pteruthius intermedius.
Allotrius melanotis (Hodgs.), Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 109. Allotrius intermedius, Hume, S. F. v, p. 112 (1877) ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 370; Hume, Cat. no. 611 bis; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v. p. 600. Ptererythrius intermedius (Hume), Oates, B. B. i, p. 140; Gadow, Cat. B. M. viii, p. 117.
Coloration. Resembles P. melanotis. The male differs in having the forehead deep chestnut like the throat, and above and next to it a bright yellow band ; the grey nape and the black neck-patches are absent; the outermost tail-feathers are not entirely white, but have a streak of black near the tips of the outer webs ; the first and second primaries are entirely black ; the next four are black at the base and white on the remainder of the outer webs; the others have progressively more black at the base, and the other portions of the outer webs green.
The female differs in having the forehead rufous and the grey on the nape absent; the lower plumage pale yellow ; the wings edged with green, except the earlier primaries, which are edged with pale yellowish.
Lower mandible and edge of upper pale blue ; rest of upper mandible black ; iris brown; legs, feet, and claws fleshy (Hume). Of the same size as P. melanotis.
Distribution. Toungngoo; the upper slopes of Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim ; the Thoungyeen valley. Blyth, who did not discriminate this and the preceding species, wrongly recorded P. melanotis from Toungngoo.