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.