544. Calliope pectoralis confusa

(544) Calliope pectoralis confusa Hartert.
THE EASTERN HIMALAYAN RUBY-THROAT.
Calliope pectoralis confusa, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 93.
This race of Ruby-throat occurs in the Eastern Himalayas from Northern Sikkim, through South Tibet, to the hills North of North¬
- East Assam, where it is found in Summer at 12,000 feet and upwards.
There is nothing on record as to the breeding of this race, but I have one clutch of three eggs taken by Capt. R. Steen, I.M.S., North of the Chumbi Valley on the 22nd June, at about 14,000 feet. The nest was a semi-domed grass affair, placed in a shght hollow in the ground under a small bush growing in a wide grassy plain, broken by rocks and stones and with a good many bushes.
The eggs are like those of the preceding bird, dull green-blue faintly freckled with reddish. They are, however, rather larger than most, measuring 22.6 x 16.0, 23.0 x 15.9 and 22.3 x 15.3 mm. ; they are also longer in proportion and decidedly more pointed. They were fresh when taken.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
544. Calliope pectoralis confusa
Spp Author: 
Hartert.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
544
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
82
Common name: 
Eastern Ruby Throat
M_ID: 
28162
M_SN: 
Calliope pectoralis confusa
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13718

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