227. Zosterops aureiventris.
Zosterops lateralis, Temm., Hartlaub, Journ. f. Orn. 1865, p. 15 ; Tweedd. Ibis, 1877, p. 303; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 452; id. Cat. no. 631A (nec Lath.). Zosterops palpebrosa (Temm.), apud Bl. &; Wald. Birds Burm. p. 110, part. Zosterops auriventer, Hume, S. F. vi, p. 519 (1878); viii, pp. 163, 497 ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 344 ; Gadow, Cat. B. M. ix, p. 163; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2), v, p. 592. Zosterops buxtoni, Nicholson, Ibis, 1879, p. 167.
Coloration. Resembles Z. palpebrosa. Differs in having a broad yellow band down the middle of the abdomen and a shorter tail. The tail is seldom more than 1.4 in Length and never exceeds 1.5. The greenish-yellow margins to the tail-feathers are reduced in extent and sometimes quite absent.
Distribution. I have examined specimens of this species from the Karen hills and Karennee procured by Wardlaw Ramsay, and others from Tavoy collected by Davison. I did not procure it in Pegu.
This bird extends down the Malay peninsula to the islands of Sumatra and Java.