994. Gracupica leueocephala leucocephala

(994) Gracupica leucocephala leucocephala (Gigl. & Salv.).
THE SIAM RED-BILLED MYNA.
Gracupica leucocephala leucocephala, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii., p. 51.
This Myna is only found within our limits in Tenasserim, extending thence into Cochin-China, Siam and Northern Malay Peninsula.
The only nests and eggs I have seen of this bird were two clutches of two eggs each and one nest sent with a parent bird from "near Perak.”
The nest, when it arrived, was a shapeless mass of grass, feathers, leaves and rubbish, but was said to have been “ball-shaped and placed in a natural hollow in a tree,” while the birds were said to have been breeding “in company.” The bird was undoubtedly of this species and the eggs equally undoubtedly Mynas’ eggs, and there can be no suspicion as to their being genuine.
They are blue eggs, the same in all respects as those of the preceding bird, and the four eggs range in measurements between 25.0 x 19.5 and 26.9 x 21.0 mm.
They were taken on the 25th April and 19th May.

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: 
994. Gracupica leueocephala leucocephala
Spp Author: 
Gigl.&salv.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
994
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
525
Common name: 
Siam Red Billed Myna
M_ID: 
26805
M_SN: 
Acridotheres burmannicus burmannicus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
14083

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