(1807) Astur badius obsoletus*.
THE KATCHAL SHIKRA.
Astur obsoletus Richmond, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., xxv, p. 306 (1902) (Katchal).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. " Closely resembles A. butleri above but is paler on the nape and the sides of the head; it differs also in the indistinct white superciliary line and white lores and throat. Below it resembles A. butleri in pattern but with the reddish colour on breast almost entirely absent" (Richmond).
Colours of soft parts. " Iris dark crimson ; feet yellow; bill blackish at tip, horn-blue at base; cere greenish; eyelids greenish " (Abbott).
Measurements. "Wing 192; tail 157 mm.; tarsus 52 mm.; culmen 21.5 mm.; length 330 mm." (Abbott). Two other females were bigger, wing 343 mm.
Nidification and Habits unknown.