Key to Subspecies.
A. Brighter and paler above and below………..P. c cucullata, p. 455.
B. Darker both above and below………..P. c. abbotti, p. 457.
In the immense series of this Pitta in the British Museum Collection there are unfortunately no specimens from the Nicobars and therefore it is impossible to confirm or refute Dr. Richmond's diagnosis of his new subspecies. For the present therefore I retain it, especially as Dr. Richmond had a series of seven birds for examination all of which appear to have been consistent both in colour and size.