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.