1961. Arboropbila torqueola batemani

(1961) Arborophila torqueola batemani (Ogilvie-Grant).
THE KACHIN HILL-PARTRIDGE.
Arborophila torqueola batemani, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 389.
The range of this subspecies extends from the Chin Hills, where it is very common, to the Kachin Hills, in which it is resident and breeds from about 3,000 feet up to at least 7,000 feet, and Mackenzie thinks even higher than this. A race of torqueola occurs in the Shan Hills and is probably the present one, but we have as yet no skins from that area.
I can find nothing recorded as to the haunts and breeding habits of this race. Mackenzie, Hopwood, Harington and others have met with it commonly in the Chin Hills, and from what they have personally told me it frequents much the same type of country as the other races.
Harington’s collectors in the Chin Hills obtained two pests with eggs near Haka on the 24th April and 22nd May, 1910. Both these nests, each containing four eggs, were found in evergreen forest at a height approximately of 5,000 feet, the nests according to the collectors being mere scrapes in the ground filled with leave a and fallen rubbish.
The eight eggs average 39.8 x 29.3 mm. : maxima 41.5 x 30.5 mm. ; minima 37.5 x 29.2 mm.

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: 
1961. Arboropbila torqueola batemani
Spp Author: 
Ogilvie-grant.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1961
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
247
Common name: 
Kachin Hill Partridge
M_ID: 
1395
M_SN: 
Arborophila torqueola batemani
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15145

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