Oriolus ceylonensis, Bonap.
473. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. III ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 403.
THE SOUTHERN BLACK-HEADED ORIOLE.
Length, 9; expanse, 15.3 ; wing, 4.9 ; tail, 3.3 ; tarsus, 0.87 ; bill at front, 0.9.
Bill pale lake-red ; irides rich-red ; legs plumbeous.
Head and neck deep-black ; rest of the plumage deep-yellow ; wings black; the wing spot formed by the tips of the primary-coverts smaller than in the last; the tertiaries only tipped with yellow; and the black on the tail of greater extent, especially on the central feathers.
The Southern Black-headed Oriole is very doubtfully distinct from O. melanocephala. It occurs in the same localities as the last.