897. Abroscopus superciliaris flaviventris

(897) Abroscopus superciliaris flaviventris (Jerdon).
Abrornis superciliaris salwinensis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 495.
Abroscopus superciliaris flaviventris, ibid. vol. viii, p. 645.
This little bird is to be found from Sikkim to Eastern Assam, North of the Brahmapootra. If it extends East it will probably be through the Northern Kachin Hills, as the more Southern birds are all of the preceding race.
In its habits and haunts it does not differ from the Burmese form.
In Sikkim Stevens says it is confined to low elevations, and he did not observe it above 3,300 feet in the Teesta Valley, while Gammie took a nest at 1,800 feet on the 15th June. This is the only nest which has been taken, and Gammie describes it as follows :—
“It was inside a bamboo-stem near the banks of the Ryeng stream. Just under a node someone had cut a notch, which the birds made their entrance. The nest rested on the node below, and fitted the hollow of the bamboo. It was made of dry bamboo leaves and lined with soft fibrous material. It measured 5 inches deep and 3 inches wide, with an egg-cavity of 2 inches in depth by 1.3/4 inch in width. The eggs, which were hard set, were but three in number.
“The eggs are rather long ovals, the shell fine but with very little gloss ; the ground-colour is a dull white or pinky white, and it is thickly freckled and mottled about the large end and thinly elsewhere with red, in some cases slightly browner, in others purple. The markings have a tendency to form a cap or zone about the large end, and here, where the markings are densest, some little lilac or purplish-grey spots and clouds are intermingled.
“An egg measures .61 x .43 in.” ( = 16.0 x 10.9 mm.).

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
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897. Abroscopus superciliaris flaviventris
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Tenasserim Yellow Bellied Flycatcher Warbler
Abroscopus superciliaris flaviventris
Vol. 2

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