2235. Gorsakius melanolophus minor

(2235) Gorsakius melanolophus minor.

The Andaman Bittern.

Gorsachius melanolophus minor Hachisuka, Ibis, 1926, p. 591 (Katchal, Nicobars). Gorsachius melanolophus. Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 398 (part.).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Differs from the preceding form in its smaller size; the supposed differences in coloration appear to be only individual and not consistent when a series is examined.

Colours of soft parts as in the typical race.

Measurements. Wing 224 to 234 mm.; tail 80 to 88 mm.; tarsus about 61 to 67 mm.; culmen about 40 to 42 mm. (once 44 mm.).

Distribution. Nicobars only.

Nidification. Nothing recorded.

Habits. Little known beyond the fact that it frequents thick forest.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
2235. Gorsakius melanolophus minor
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
2235
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
363
Common name: 
Andaman Bittern
M_ID: 
2225
M_CN: 
Malayan Night Heron
M_SN: 
Gorsachius melanolophus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
id: 
5207

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