East Indies = Gingee, Tamil Nadu, India.
Birds decrease clinally in size from N to S, and head and rump become darker, but limits to proposed N subspecies bengalensis too indistinct to make the name useful. Form rosa, in past erroneously associated with P. roseata, is a synonym of cyanocephala. Artificial hybrids of present species and P. himalayana shown to be responsible for the form treated in HBW as P. intermedia#R. Monotypic.
Indian Subcontinent from NE Pakistan to Bhutan and S to Sri Lanka.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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