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.