(736) Pericrocotus speciosus andamanensis.
The Andamanese Scarlet Mini yet.
Pericrocotus andamanensis Tytler, Beavan, Ibis, 1867, p. 322 (Anda¬mans) ; Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 481.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Only differs from the preceding bird in colour in having a great deal of black at the base of the lateral tail-feathers instead of having them wholly red or almost so. It averages a good deal larger also.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing 89 to 95 mm.; tail 75 to 89 mm.; tarsus about 18 mm.; culmen 13 to 14 mm.
Distribution. Andamans only.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.