Catalogue of mammals and birds of Burma Volume 2

 
9781231752166: Catalogue of mammals and birds of Burma Volume 2

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...(W. P.). Assuming that the rose-breasted parrakeets of the Indian Continent and Burma belong to one species, and those of Java and Borneo to another, it is not difficult to allot to the first their correct title. Mr. G. R. Gray (t.c. No. 8066), following Cassin (I.e.), adopted for the Indian species exclusively P. L. S. Muller's title of Psittacus fascialus, bestowed by him (t.c. p. 74, no. 6, f.) on Daubenton's plate (op. cit. no. 517), and which subsequently served as the subject of Psittacus vibrissa, Boddaert, not vibrisca (t.c. p. 30), and of Psittacus pondicerianus, Gm. (t.c. p. 325, No. 73). This plate, as has been shown by Dr. Finsch, was taken from the Javan species, and therefore the titles cited fall before that of Psittacus alexandri, Lin. Wagler (Monog. p. 511) first bestowed a title, that of Palceornis melanorhynchus, on the Continental species, and by this it must be called. 6. P. MelanOehTOChttS. P. melanorhynchus, Wagler, nec Sykes; Ibis, 1873, p. 79; P. nigrirostris, Hodgson, partim, vide Calc. Journ. JV. S. vii. p. 560. A most closely allied species to the last, from the Tenasserim provinces, if not also the base of the Eastern Himalaya. As seen alive, together with examples of the preceding, the difference is more conspicuous from its purely white irides, whereas the other has dark irides. The cap has a slight tinge of verditer, but no trace of ruddy colouring, and the red of the breast is continued past the black moustachial streak and the ear-coverts, It is worthy of notice that Mason designates the bird, not distinguishing the two races, as the " black-billed Parrakeet." so as to form a half-collar bordering the sides of the cap; it also does not descend so far on the abdominal region, a larger portion of which is green than...

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