[A. Newton 1872]
exsul (A. Newton 1872)
Psittacula exsul was probably green, with red wing-patches
in the cock, which also occurred in a bluish variation; only two
skins remain of species, both belonging to blue form; general plumage
greenish-blue with grey hue; breast, abdomen and under tail-coverts
slightly paler; head darker and without grey tinge; fine black line
between cere and eye; black stripes to cheek and black narrow band
to neck adjoining bluish-green band; primaries greenish-blue; upperside
to tail feathers bluish-green, underside grey; upper mandible red,
lower mandible black; iris yellow; feet grey.
narrow black stripe to forehead; black stripes to cheek not extending
to side of neck; crown washed with grey; upper mandible black.
40 cm, wing length 192 - 199 mm, tail length 207 - 212 mm.
Probably Island of Rodriguez, Indian Ocean.