1770. Spilornis cheela davisoni

(1770) Spilornis cheela davisoni.

THE PALE ANDAMAN SERPENT-EAGLE.

Spilornis davisoni Hume, Str. Feath., i, p. 307 (1873) (South Andamans) Spilornis cheela. Blanf. & Oates, iii, p. 357 (part.).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Very similar to S. c. spilogaster but somewhat browner above with less purple tinge; the breast is generally more distinctly barred.

Colours of soft parts as in the other races.

Measurements. Wing 374 to 407 mm.; culmen 37 to 41 mm.

Distribution. Andaman Islands.

Nidification unknown.

Habits, Hume and Davison say that the habits are exactly the same as those of the typical form.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
1770. Spilornis cheela davisoni
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1770
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
101
Common name: 
Pale Andaman Serpent Eagle
M_ID: 
2675
M_SN: 
Spilornis cheela davisoni
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4387

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