78 COUNT T. SALVADORI ON THE [Jan. 15, 6. Reports on the Collection of Birds made during the Voyage of H.M.S. ' Challenger/— No.VI. On the Birds of Ternate, Amboyna, Banda, the Ke Islands, and the Am Islands. By T. Salvadori, C.M.Z.S. [Received November 26, 1877.] The collection of birds made at the above-mentioned localities is not very large, numbering only 131 specimens, belonging to 79 species. None of these are new to science ; but some are of special interest, as having been described quite recently or as being new to the locality where uow they have been found. I propose to treat of them separately, according to the localities. I. Birds from Ternate. [The ship arrived at Ternate on the evening of the 14th October, 1874, and sailed from Ternate at 11 a.m. on the 17th Oct. 1874. —J. M.] The birds are only 12 in number, and belong to ]0 species ; a specimen of Lorius cyanauchen, although bought alive at Ternate, must have been brought there from a very different and far-away locality. 1. Scops morotensis, Sharpe. Scops morotensis, Sharpe, Cat. Strig. p. 75, pi. vii. f. 1 (1875), (type examined). [No. 325. Male : eyes yellow ; stomach contained large grass-hoppers. — J. M.~] One " male " (No. 325) in the dark rufous plumage. All the specimens from Ternate which I have seen agree better with the form from Morty than with that from Halmahera, S. leuco-spilus (G. R. Gr.). I know of other instances in which the birds inhabiting the small islands surrounding Halmahera, although very far oue from the other, agree better inter se than with the form inhabiting the main-land. 2. Tanygnathus megalorhynchus (Bodd.). Psittacus megalorhynchus, Bodd. Tabl. PI. Enl. p. 45 (1783) (ex Buffon, PI. Enl. 713). Eclectus megalorhynchus, Schleg. ; Finsch, Die Papag. ii. p. 351 (1870). [No. 337. Male : eyes white ; bought alive at Ternate. — J. M.] 3. Eclectus roratus (Mull.). Psittacus roratus, Mull. S. N. Suppl. p. 77 (1776) ( $); Cass. Pr. Ac. Nat. Sc. Philad. 1864, p. 240. no. 52. Psittacus grandis, Gm. S. N. i. p. 335. no. 102 (1788) ( $ ). Eclectus grandis, Wagl. ; Finsch, Die Papag. ii. p. 340 (1868).