(1880) Streptopelia decaocto xanthocycla.
THE BURMESE RING-DOVE.
Turtur decaocto xanthocycla Newman, Av, Mag., iv, p. 324 (1906) (Burma). Turtur risorius. Blanf. & Oates, iv. p. 46 (part.).
Vernacular names. Gyo-lin-pya (Burm.).
Description. Similar to the preceding form but easily distinguished by the broad yellow bare rings round the eye. On the whole, also the coloration is deeper and brighter than in the Indian bird and the collar is more developed.
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird, except the orbital skin, which is yellow.
Measurements as in the typical form.
Distribution. All Burma, extending thence into South and Central China and the Indo-Chinese countries. The demarcation between the two races has still to be worked out in the Far East.
Nidification. Similar to that of the Indian bird. Ten eggs average 29.6 x 24.2 mm.: maxima 32.1 x 25.6 mm.; minima 27.0 x 22.0 mm. Eggs were taken by Hop wood in Upper Burma in January and February and again in August.
Habits. Those of the species.