1326. Pitta cucullata abbotti

(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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1326. Pitta cucullata abbotti
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1326
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
457
Common name: 
Nicobar Green Breasted Pitta
M_ID: 
12603
M_SN: 
Pitta sordida abbotti
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4255

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