1622. Caprlmulgus macrourus andamanicus

(1622) Caprimulgus macrourus andamanicus Hume.
THE ANDAMAN LONG-TAILED NIGHTJAR.
Caprimulgus macrourus andamanicus, Fauna B. I., Hirda, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 363.
This race is confined to the Andamans, where it is very common in open Teak-forest, open glades and even in almost open country with a few scattered trees growing here and there. Osmaston collected a wonderful series of the eggs of this bird, the great majority of these being laid in the most open portions of the Teak-forests or in cleared openings in among them. The eggs were laid on the fallen Teak-leaves, with no particular protection close to them.
The eggs taken by him were all found between the 29th February and the 9th April.
In colour they are typical macrourus eggs but, as a series, they often have much larger smudges. One egg of a pair has a huge chestnut patch covering nearly a quarter of the egg on one side, while the other has one or two very large pale brown patches and others, even bigger, of lavender-grey. Yet another egg has the smaller half one mass of twisted lines of dark chestnut-brown over a haze of pale lavender and pinkish-grey.
Osmaston often found a single egg only laid by this Nightjar.
Thirty-two eggs average 28.8 x 21.9 mm. : maxima 31.8 x 20.0 and 29.0 x 22.2 mm. ; minima 27.3 x 21.6 and 31.8 x 20.6 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: 
1622. Caprlmulgus macrourus andamanicus
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1622
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
481
Common name: 
Andaman Long Tailed Nightjar
M_ID: 
7325
M_CN: 
Andaman Nightjar
M_SN: 
Caprimulgus andamanicus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14782

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