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. Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India . iefly the forests of Malabar, and the other high jungles of the westerncoast. I add what Mr. Blyth says on their points of difference. The two species agreeexactly in size and colouring of feathers, except that yours has a yellow throat in bothsexes ; bu the form of the bill is essentially different, and there are several other distinctions.Tr. aromaticus verus (from Bengal andArracan) has a very much stronger bill, the corneousportion of which

. Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India . iefly the forests of Malabar, and the other high jungles of the westerncoast. I add what Mr. Blyth says on their_ points of difference. The two species agreeexactly in size and colouring of feathers, except that yours has a yellow throat in bothsexes ; bu the form of the bill is essentially different, and there are several other distinctions.Tr. aromaticus verus (from Bengal andArracan) has a very much stronger bill, the corneousportion of which Stock Photo
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. Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India . iefly the forests of Malabar, and the other high jungles of the westerncoast. I add what Mr. Blyth says on their_ points of difference. The two species agreeexactly in size and colouring of feathers, except that yours has a yellow throat in bothsexes ; bu the form of the bill is essentially different, and there are several other distinctions.Tr. aromaticus verus (from Bengal andArracan) has a very much stronger bill, the corneousportion of which reaches back to the frontal feathers ; its colour is glaucous green with thesoft and tumid portion at the sides of the upper mandible vermilion, forming a large andconspicuous spot; in your species the basal half of the hillis sok and tumid; aromaticushas the eye surrounded by a naked space of a livid blue, in yours the space surroundingthe eyes is feathered to the orbit; lastly aromaticus has the legs and toes very bright ver-milion contrasting forcibly with the red of those of bicindns, whereas those of your speciesare described as lake. xxn. PA GUI). ijsSESsonES. TRIBE C0NIR0STRE8. FAM. STURNIDjE. GEN. PASTOR.PLATE XXII.PASTOR BLYTHII. Jerdon.WHITE HEADED MYNA. Synon.—P. 3Ialabaricus Jerdon, Catal. No. 166. The White headed Myna figured here was considered by me in my Catalogue tobe the Malabaricus of Authors, which Wagler had erroneously identified with the femaleof P. Pagodarum, but Mr. Blyth some time ago suggested to me that the name Malabaricusmore properly belonged to the grey-headed species found over all the continent of India,and which I had alluded to in my Catalogue as being probably distinct from the white-headed one. Mr. Strickland I see confirms this, and has suggested my naming this anew.I have therefore given it the specific appellation of Blythii after the present talented andindefatigable Curator of the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta. This bir

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