1425. Calorhamphus fuliginosus hayi

(1425) Calorhamphus fuliginosus hayi Gray.
THE MALAYAN BROWN BARBET.
Calorhamphus fuliginosus hayi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 103.
It is only in the South of Tenasserim that this Barbet enters within our limits. Thence it extends through Southern Siam and the Malay States to Sumatra.
Davison describes this as a purely forest bird and never seen in gardens. With this Kellow agrees, for he never found this bird anywhere in the more open country round Taiping. In 1910, when making some clearings in very heavy forest during the month of February, he found a number of nest-holes, several of which contained each two eggs or young. The nest-holes “were all bored by the birds themselves in quite small dead trees standing either on the banks of streams running through evergreen forest or in natural openings in the same kind of forest,”
Other nests were taken later by Mr. Kellow, and one male bird was sent to me for identification which had been caught in the nest-hole. It would seem, therefore, that the breeding season is January, February and March and that only two eggs are laid.
Eight eggs average 26.1 x 20.0 mm, : maxima 26.5 x 19.8 and 26.2 x 20.5 mm. ; minima 25.0 x 19.6 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1425. Calorhamphus fuliginosus hayi
Spp Author: 
Gray.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1425
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
323
Common name: 
Malayan Brown Barbet
M_ID: 
10104
M_SN: 
Caloramphus fuliginosus hayii
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14537

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