492. Pericrocotus andamanensis

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.

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: 
492. Pericrocotus andamanensis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
492
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
481
Common name: 
Andamanese Scarlet Minivet
M_ID: 
18714
M_SN: 
Pericrocotus speciosus andamanensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
673

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