1142. Palaeornis finschi

1142. Palaeornis finschi.

The Burmese Slaty-headed Paroquet.

Palaeornis finschi, Hume,. S. F. ii, p. 509; id. Cat. no. 150 bis: Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 55; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 119; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 160; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 142; Hartert, J. f. Orn. 1889, p. 431; Salvadori, Cat. B. M. xx, p. 458.

Coloration of both sexes similar to that of P. schisticeps, except that the head is paler, the mantle a much yellower green, and the terminal portion of the median tail-feathers dirty pinkish white instead of clear yellow. The middle tail-feathers are, much narrower, and duller in colour throughout.

Length about 17, tail 11, wing 6 in males'; in females, tail 8, wing 5.8.

Distribution. Eastern Pegu and Tenasserim; Oates found what was doubtless this Paroquet abundant in the Pegu hills, it was also found in large numbers by Hartert near Sadiya in Assam. It is probably this species, and not the last, that occurs, according to Blyth (Birds Burm. p. 55), in the Arrakan hills.

Habits, &c. Nothing particular recorded. The eggs have not been observed.

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: 
1142. Palaeornis finschi
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1142
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
254
Common name: 
Burmese Slaty Headed Paroquet
M_ID: 
11915
M_CN: 
Grey-headed Parakeet
M_SN: 
Psittacula finschii
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1600

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