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