1823. Baza leuphotes burmana

(1823) Baza leuphotes burmana W. L. Sclater.
THE BURMESE BLACK-CRESTED BAZA.
Bata leuphotes burmana, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v. p. 173.
This Baza occurs and is resident in Assam South of the Brahma¬pootra, Burma, Siam, Indo-China and the Northern Malay Peninsula. Kloss records it from Siam (Ibis, 1918, p, 88), Robinson and Kloss another female from Annam (ibid. 1919, p. 416), both these ornitho¬logists remarking on its commoness in peninsular Siam (Journ. Siam Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. iii, 1919).,
There is practically nothing on record about the breeding of this Baza. Hauxwell obtained three eggs from a nest on a tree in the Thoungyin Valley on the 30th April, while I found a nest containing two eggs on the 23rd June in Sylhet. The nest in this instance was exactly like that of the Indian form, a cup of small sticks, lined with green leaves and measuring about 10 inches across by about 4 deep. It was placed about 50-60 feet from the ground in a high tree growing in a dense strip of forest, with heavy undergrowth, beside a wide stretch of rice cultivation and grassland.
The two eggs are probably unusual, as one has two large blotches and one small red-brown blotch at the larger end, while the other has a faint stippling of red at the smaller end and two or three freckles at the larger end, The eggs taken by Hauxwell were said to have been white, but I have no measurements for these. Those taken by myself measure 38.2 x 31.8 and 39.1 x 31.4 mm. They are of the usual Baza shape and texture.

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: 
1823. Baza leuphotes burmana
Spp Author: 
W.l.sclater.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1823
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
121
Common name: 
Burmese Black Crested Baza
M_ID: 
2633
M_CN: 
Black Baza
M_SN: 
Aviceda leuphotes
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
14990

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