1806. Astor badius butleri

(1806) Astor badius butleri Gurney.
THE CAR NICOBAR SHIKRA.
Astur badius butleri, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 151.
So far as is known this race is confined to Car Nicobar, though Abbot thought he also saw it in Camorta.
All that we know about its breeding is recorded by Butler, who writes (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xii, p. 680, 1899) :—“Not uncommon in forest on Car Nicobar, but extremely shy and difficult to shoot.
“This Hawk probably breeds twice in the year ; in September numerous chestnut coloured birds, bred probably in February or March, were about while adult males were in a state of breeding ; and I found one nest about 40 feet from the ground, at the end of a horizontal branch of a huge Ficus, in which the birds were apparently just about to lay, as one or both were always seated on the branch near it. Had I remained a few days longer on the island I should probably have obtained the eggs.”

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1806. Astor badius butleri
Spp Author: 
Gurney.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1806
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
106
M_ID: 
2873
M_SN: 
Accipiter butleri butleri
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
14979

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