492. Pericrocotus andamanensis.
The Andamanese Scarlet Minivet.
Pericrocotus andamanensis, Tytler, Beavan, Ibis, 1867, p. 322; Walden, Ibis, 1873, p. 309; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 208; id. S. F. v, p. 195; id. Cat. no. 271 bis; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 73.
Coloration. Resembles P. speciosus. The male differs in having the first three primaries entirely black. The female differs in having the first four primaries entirely blackish and the forehead and entire lower plumage orange-yellow, not pure yellow. This species is also considerably smaller than P. speciosus.
Iris dark brown; bill and feet black (Wardlaw Ramsay).
Length nearly 8; tail 3.5; wing 3.6; tarsus .65; bill from gape
Distribution. The Andamans.