(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.