1005. Sturnopastor contra dehrse

(1005) Sturnopastor contra dehrae Stuart Baker.
THE PUNJAB PIED MYNA.
Sturnopastor capensis dehroe, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 63.
Sturnopastor contra dehroe, ibid. vol. viii, p., 650.
This race of the Pied Myna is found from a line drawn roughly from Umballa to Hyderabad in the Deccan throughout Eastern Punjab, the United Provinces, Central provinces and the Deccan, to Behar and Western Bengal and Dumka where it is the same familiar, confiding bird as its cousin from Assam.
It has the same nesting habits and builds the same enormous, untidy nest of all sorts of rubbish, in similar places. Its breeding season also is the same as for that bird, May to August, most eggs being laid in May and June.
The usual full clutch is four to six eggs, which resemble those of the typical form but are slightly longer in proportion to their breadth.
Fifty eggs average 28.0 x 19.5 mm. : maxima 30.2 x 21.7 and 28.2 x 22.4 mm. ; minima 26.0 x 20.4 and 28.0 x 18.3 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
1005. Sturnopastor contra dehrse
Spp Author: 
Stuart baker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1005
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
535
Common name: 
Punjab Pied Myna
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
14094

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