(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.