1541. Alcedo meninting ruflgastra

(1541) Alcedo meninting rufigastra Walden.
THE ANDAMAN BLUE-EARED KINGFISHER.
Alcedo meninting rufigastra, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 257.
This bird is restricted to the Andamans, where it is very common and where Osmaston obtained a fine series of its eggs.
The birds made their nesting tunnels both in the banks of the freshwater streams and in those of the tidal creeks, often where there were quite dense forests on either side.
The tunnels were about 3 feet in length and appear never to have held remains of fish or insects.
The breeding season is very late, as all Osmaston’s eggs were taken between 13th June and 8th July.
Forty eggs average 20.3 x 17.6 mm, : maxima 21.5 x 18.3 mm. ; minima 18.8 x 10.9 and 20.9 x 16.8 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1541. Alcedo meninting ruflgastra
Spp Author: 
Walden.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1541
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
411
Common name: 
Andaman Blub Eared Kingeisher
M_ID: 
9297
M_SN: 
Alcedo meninting rufigastra
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14687

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