1824. Baza jerdoni jerdoni

(1824) Baza jerdoni jerdoni (Blyth).
Baza jerdoni jerdoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd. ed. vol. v, p. 174.
This fine Baza is found in the Eastern Himalayas from Sikkim to Northern Burma, whence it extends South to Malaya and Sumatra and to Borneo.
This Baza haunts much the same kind of country as the pre¬ceding two smaller birds, but it does not breed in the plains, being found in the outer ranges of the Himalayas during the breeding season between 2,000 and 6,000 feet, while in Winter Primrose met with it as low as 1,200 feet. In 1910 a pair of birds haunted a tree in the Longview Tea Estate and showed signs of starting breeding but, after a time, they deserted. Again, in 1911, the birds came and left without breeding, but in 1912 they returned and selected a tree standing in the Tea, close to the edge of the jungle. The tree was one of great size and the birds placed their nest at about 30 feet from the ground in among the stouter branches. The nest was a small compact one of sticks lined with green leaves, and on the 12th April contained two eggs, but the female then stopped laying, so the eggs were taken. In appearance they are just large editions of the eggs of the Black-crested Baza, white when first laid, with a faint grey tinge and much stained, although they had been so short a time in the nest.
The only other eggs I know were a pair taken by F. Morrison on a Tea Estate below Darjiling, the elevation being about 6,000 feet. The nest, the description of which agreed well with that taken by Primrose, was built on a large forest tree at a height of nearly 60 feet from the ground, the female being shot off the nest which, on 17th June, contained two bard-set eggs.
The four eggs measure 44.8 x 35.0, 44.0 x 36.7 , 44.3 x 37.2 and 45.7 x 37.0 mm.

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
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1824. Baza jerdoni jerdoni
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Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Blyth's Baza
Jerdon's Baza
Aviceda jerdoni
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