545. Calliope tschebaiwi

(545) Calliope tschebaiwi Przewalski.
THE TIBET RUBY-THROAT.
Calliope tschebaiwi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 94.
The Tibet Ruby-throat breeds in Ladak, Tibet and Kansu, probably at heights between 10,000 and 16,000 feet, though at present there is nothing on record about its breeding.
The only nest and eggs known are those taken by Crump for Col. A. E. Ward and given to me by the latter together with the skin of the parent bird. These were taken on the 11th June at Phoulbiang, Ladak, and the nest is described as “a rough untidy globe of grass in a hollow among the thick short tussocks of grass on an open hill-side ; taken at about 12,000 feet.”
The eggs are a pale skim-milk blue and must certainly be quite abnormal, but they are exactly matched by the pale clutch of eggs of Calliope p. pectoralis taken by Whymper in Garhwal. In shape they are very long and decidedly pointed, measuring 24.5 x 16.3 24.0 x 16.1 and 23.8 x 16.2 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
545. Calliope tschebaiwi
Spp Author: 
Przewalski.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
545
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
83
Common name: 
Tibet Ruby Throat
M_ID: 
28163
M_SN: 
Calliope pectoralis tschebaiewi
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13719

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