1538. Alcedo meninting scintillans

(1538) Alcedo meninting scintillans Stuart Baker.
THE TENASSERIM BLUE-EARED KINGFISHER.
Alcedo meninting scintillans, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 255.
This race occurs in Burma, North of the true meninting and South of coltarti.
It is the same forest bird as the other races and probably has the same breeding habits, but there is very little on record.
Oates obtained it breeding in Pegn, and notes :—“July 2nd : nest in the steep bank of a ravine in thick forest. Gallery about one and a half feet long, terminating in a small chamber. Eggs four, laid on the bare soil. July 14th : nest with nearly full-grown young in similar situation.”
Hopwood obtained a nest with three eggs near Tharrawaddy on the 15th April, the nest-hole being dug in the bank of a stream in dense forest running into the Tharrawaddy River. These eggs are very large, averaging about 22.9 x 19.4, and if not abnormal there may be some mistake in the identification, as at that time the differences between the various small Blue Kingfishers were little understood.
Mackenzie also obtained Blue-eared Kingfishers breeding near Prome and took two clutches, each containing four eggs, on the 9th April. These average only 18.8 x 16.5 mm., much smaller than any races of the atthis group, and are probably correct.

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: 
1538. Alcedo meninting scintillans
Spp Author: 
Stuart baker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1538
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
409
Common name: 
Tenasserim Blue Bared Kingfisher
M_ID: 
9296
M_SN: 
Alcedo meninting scintillans
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14685

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