517. Oriolus andamanensis

517. Oriolus andamanensis.

The Andaman Black-naped Oriole.

Oriolus andamanensis, Tytler, Beavan, Ibis, 1807, p. 326; Ball, S. F. i, p. 72; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 226, iii, p. 132 ; id. Cat. no. 471 his; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iii, p. 200. Broderipus andamanensis, Tytler, Walden, Ibis, 1873, p. 306.

Coloration. Differs from O. macrurus in being much smaller and in having the nape-band narrower, not exceeding half an inch in breadth.

Legs and feet plumbeous, sometimes tinged with green ; soles dirty grey; bill carneous or delicate pink; ridge of culmen in some specimens brown on the terminal half; iris carmine; eyelids brownish red (Hume).

Length about 10; tail 4; wing 5.3; tarsus .9; bill from gape 1.3,

Distribution. The Andaman Islands, where this species has been procured on the South Andaman and Macpherson's Straits.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
517. Oriolus andamanensis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
517
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
503
Common name: 
Andaman Black Naped Oriole
M_ID: 
19492
M_SN: 
Oriolus chinensis andamanensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
704

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