(968) Lamprocorax panayensis tytleri.
The Andaman Glossy Stare.
Calornis tytleri Hume, Str. Feath., 1873, p. 480 and 1874, p. 253 (Andamans). Calornis chalybeius. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 514 (part).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to L. p. strigatus but bigger and with a darker, duller gloss.
Colours of soft parts. Iris white, pale pink, brown, red-brown or deep orange (Hume).
Measurements. Wing 112 to 120 mm.
Young like those of the preceding race.
Distribution. Andamans and Nicobars.
Nidification. Similar to that of L. p. strigatus though the eggs differ considerably from those of that bird. The ground-colour is very pale, one clutch taken by Mr. P. Wickham being practically white. The markings consist of- much smaller spots and specks of reddish brown, sparse everywhere, but less so at the larger end. They measure about 26.0 x 19.0 mm. According to Davison they nest principally in holes in Coco-nut Palms. The breeding-season is in March and April.
Habits. Those of the Glossy Stare. This bird is resident and breeds in both the Andamans and Nicobars, though it is more common on in the latter islands.