(1326) Pitta cucullata abbotti.
The Nicobar Green-breasted Pitta.
Pitta abbotti Richmond, Proc. Nat. Mus. U. S., xxv, p. 298 (1902) (Nicobars).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Like P. c. cucullata " but darker above and below, lighter blue on upper tail- and wing-coverts ; a dark median line on the crown; white patch on primaries much smaller and confined to six feathers instead of seven" (Richmond).
Colours of soft parts. " Iris dark brown; bill black, gape pale orange ; feet pale brownish-fleshy" (Richmond).
Measurements. Length 184 mm.; wing 103 to 110 mm.; tail 39 mm.; tarsus 39.5 mm.; culmen 22 mm., bill from gape 27 mm. (Richmond).
Distribution. Great and Little Nicobars.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.