1148. Palaeornis tytleri

1148. Palaeornis tytleri.

The Red-cheeked Andaman Paroquet.

Palaeornis erythrogenys, apud Blyth, Ibis, 1860, p. 99; 1868, p. 132; 1873, p. 79, note; Beavan, Ibis, 1867, p. 319; Ball, J. A. S. B. xii, pt. 2, p. 279; id. S. F. i, p. 60 (part.); Walden, His, 1873, p. 298. Palaeornis nicobaricus, apud Walden, P. Z. S. 1866, p. 555; Ball, J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. 2, p. 241; nec Gould. Palaeornis affinis, Tytler, Beavan, Ibis, 1867, p. 320; Blyth, His, 1868, p. 132; Hume, S. F. ii, pp. 9, 24, 184; nec Gould, 1858. Palaeornis tytleri, Hume, Proc. A. S. B. 1874, p. 108; id. S. F. ii, p. 454; id. Cat. no. 152 ter; Salvadori, Cat. B. M. xx, p. 474.

The male only differs from that of P. erythrogenys in being of a less yellowish green; the upper back and interscapulary tract are much bluer, and there is a bluish tinge on the breast. In females the mandibular stripe is green throughout. The size of P. tytleri is rather less.

Length of males 15.5 to 18.5, tail 9 to 10.5, wing 7 ; of females, length 15, tail 7, wing 6.75.

Distribution. The whole Andaman group, including Barren Island, Narcondam, the Cocos, and Preparis; common everywhere.

This and the last species are only just separable, but the distinctions, small as they are, appear to be quite constant.

P. longicauda, from the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo, is an allied species ; and a still more nearly related form is P. modesta, from Engano, off the S. W. coast of Sumatra.

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: 
1148. Palaeornis tytleri
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1148
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
259
Common name: 
Red Cheeked Andaman Paroquet
M_ID: 
11935
M_SN: 
Psittacula longicauda tytleri
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1606

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