1137. Palaeornis magnirostris

1137. Palaeornis magnirostris.

The Large Andaman Paroquet.

Palaeornis alexandri, apud Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxviii, p. 413; id. His, 1863, p. 369; Ball, S. F. i, p. 60; nec Linn. Palaeornis magnirostris, Ball, J. A. S. B. xii, pt. 2, p. 278 (1872); Hume, S. F. ii, pp. 9,176; id. Cat. no. 147 bis; Salvadori, Cat. B. M. xx, p. 440. Palaeornis eupatrius, apud Walden, Ibis, 1873, p. 297; nec Linn.

This race is distinguished from P. indoburmanicus by its enormous bill, and generally by having the red patch on the wing-coverts brighter red; the narrow blue collar above the rose collar in males is very distinct as a rule.

Length about 23; tail 14; wing 8.5; tarsus .85; bill from cere 1.2 ; height of upper mandible 1.

Distribution. The Andaman Islands ; Cocos Islands.

Habits, &c. Similar to those of the allied races.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
1137. Palaeornis magnirostris
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1137
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
249
Common name: 
Large Andaman Paroquet
M_ID: 
11901
M_SN: 
Psittacula eupatria magnirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1595

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