986. Sturnia malabarica katchalensis

(986) Sturnia malabarica katchalensis.

Richmond's White-headed Myna.

Sturnia erythropygia katchalensis Richmond, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., xxv, p. 293 (1902) (Katchal).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. " The six skins of this form all differ from S. erythropygia in having the pale rump and upper tail-coverts of andamanensis with the smaller dimensions of the latter." It has the roseate under tail-coverts, thighs and abdomen of S. erythropygia.

Measurements. "Length 219 mm.; wing 106 mm.; tail 71 mm.; tarsus 25.5 mm.; culmen 21.5 mm." (Richmond). Distribution. Island of Katchal.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded but almost certainly similar to those of the rest of the genus.

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.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
986. Sturnia malabarica katchalensis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
986
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
42
Common name: 
Richmonds White Headed Myna
M_ID: 
26829
M_SN: 
Sturnia erythropygia katchalensis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
3722

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