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Stray Feathers. A Journal of Ornithology for India and its Dependencies July 1873

1873

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In captivity moreover from the want of healthy exercise and the sameness of the food as well as from the improper nature of the food'itself the brilliant colours are very apt to fade the green becoming greyish and sometimes partially white. [...] fore-part of the throat and extending laterally in two narrow processes on each side of the neck ; in the black line 'extending from the base of the beak to the eyes ; and more particularly in the deep purplish red patch at the base of its wings. [...] Its most distinguishing characters consist in the broad black patch which occupies the fore-part of the throat and extends laterally in two narrow prcesses on each side of the neck ; a black line stretches from the base of the beak to the eyes and there is a deep purplish red patch at the base of the wings." This however is but a repettion of Bennett's account and is evidently copied from [...] The sexes can be distinguished by a practised eye by the size and shape of the head; in the male the forhead from the base of the bill backward to just behind the eyes is well arched but thence passes back to the nape flattened and straight giving the head an elongated appearance ;' whereas in the female the head is both smaller and well arched from the base of the bill to the nape. [...] There is likewise a marked diference in the form and massiveness of the beak ; in the male it is wider along the culmen and well rounded out on the sides; in the female it is flatter on the sides that is to say more copressed and the culmeu is consequently sharper ; the lower mandible is punt-shaped in both sexes.

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agriculture environment

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110
SARF Document ID
sarf.120113

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