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Notes on Philippine Birds Collected by Governor W. Cameron Forbes

Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, Vol. LXV. No. 4.

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Author: Outram Bangs
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,666 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.1
Downloads: 1,520
Added to site: 2011.07.22
mnybks.net#: 30475
Genre: Science
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and Clulion Islands are somewhat smaller than those from Sulu, but agree in color more nearly with them, than they do with true ruficeps of Borneo.

ZOSTEROPS FORBESI, sp. nov.

Two adult males from Camiguin Island, 2 August, 1921.

TYPE.--M. C. Z. 86,369 adult [Male], Camiguin Island, 2 August, 1921. W. Cameron Forbes.

CHARACTERS.--Similar to Z. basilanica Steere, but larger; upper parts much brighter and yellower,--yellowish citrine rather more strongly yellowish on head and upper tail coverts; yellow of under parts brighter and clearer--bright yellow chrome.

MEASUREMENTS.

CULMEN NO. SEX WING TAIL TARSUS FROM BASE 86,369 [Male] ad. 57 49 16 13 86,368 [Male] ad. 56 47 15.5 13

REMARKS.--This new form which is well marked and quite distinct, belongs in the group characterized by possessing a wide stripe of yellow along the median under parts and gray sides and flanks. In the Philippines this group is represented by:

1. Zosterops siquijo

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