Oriolus ceylonensis

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Oriolus ceylonensis
Spp Author: 
Bonap.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
196
Common name: 
Sourn Black Headed Oriole
M_ID: 
19531
M_SN: 
Oriolus xanthornus ceylonensis
Term name: 
id: 
11622

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