(1832) Dendrophasa pomadora chloroptera.
THE ANDAMAN GREEN PIGEON.
Treron chloroptera Blyth, J. A. S.B., xiv, p. 852 (1840) (Nicobars). Osmotreron chloroptera. Blanf. 8c Oates, iv, p. 10.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from p. phayrei in having the lesser wing-coverts green, darker and less yellow than the neck; green of the upper parts more yellow except on the central rectrices; the maroon is as dark as it is in p. affinis but it differs from this and all the other races in its dark green under tail-coverts merely tipped with yellowish ; the forehead is a pure grey.
Colours of soft parts. Iris, first ring pale blue, second ring darker blue and third ring fleshy-buff; bill whitish-blue or leaden-blue tinged with green near the base cere plumbeous; legs carnati6n-pink or purple-pink; orbital skin:plumbeous, yellowish next the eye. (From Davison's notes.)
Measurements, Wing 171 to 1S3 mm. Weight .75 lb. (Davison).
Distribution. Andamans and Nicobars. I cannot separate Richmond's Osmotreron chloroptera andamanensis as, in a large series, his supposed distinguishing characters prove to be individual.
Habits. Those of the species.