985. Sturnia malabarica erythropygia

(985) Sturnia malabarica erythropygia.

The Nicobar White-headed Myna.

Sturnia erythropygia Blyth, J. A. S. B., xv, p. 34 (1846) (Car Nicobars); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 529.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Differs from the last bird in having the rump and upper tail-coverts rufous-chestnut and in having the chestnut of the tail and under tail-coverts much deeper in colour.

Colours of soft parts as in the Andaman Myna.

Measurements. Wing 112 to 120 mm.

Distribution. Oar Nicobar only.

Nidification does not differ from that of the other races. A single egg taken by Osmaston measures 25.1 x 19.0 mm. and was found on the 21st of April.

Habits the same as those of all the other Sturnia malabarica group.

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: 
985. Sturnia malabarica erythropygia
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
985
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
41
Common name: 
Nicobar White Headed Myna
M_ID: 
26826
M_CN: 
White-headed Starling
M_SN: 
Sturnia erythropygia
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
3721

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