1511. Pslttacula nicobarica tytleri

(1511) Psittacula nicobarica tytleri Hume.
THE ANDAMAN RED-CHEEKED PAROQUET.
Psittacula erythrogenys tytleri, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 214.
Psittacula nicobarica, tytleri, ibid, vol. viii, p, 676.
The present race of Red-cheeked Paroquet takes the place of the preceding bird in the Andamans group, including Barren Is., Nar¬condam, the Cocos and Preparis.
Osmaston in 1906-7 and Wickham in 1908 obtained good series of the eggs in February and early March, the birds breeding in natural holes in trees on the edges of forest, avenues on the sides of roads and in odd trees standing in the cultivation round Port Blair. The nest-holes seem in no instance to have been at any height, nearly every one being in a Padouk-tree between 10 and 25 feet from the ground.
Except for one clutch of four eggs only twos and threes were found.
Thirty of these average 30.6 x 24.7 mm. : maxima 84.2 x 25.0 and 30.1 x 26.1 mm. ; minima 28.4 x 24.4 and 30.9 x 28.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1511. Pslttacula nicobarica tytleri
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1511
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
384
Common name: 
Andaman Red Cheeked Paraquet
M_ID: 
11936
M_SN: 
Psittacula longicauda nicobarica
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14645

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