1494. Centropus andamanensis

(1494) Centropus andamanensis Tytler.
THE ANDAMAN CROW-PHEASANT.
Centropus andamanensis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 194.
This species is found in the Andamans and Cocos Islands only.
The nest is described by Osmaston, Wickham and Anderson as being just like that of the Common Crow-Pheasant, hut apparently, it is always domed and generally lined with green palm-leaves or cane-leaves. It is noticeable also that the nest seems to be nearly always placed comparatively high up, all those taken by Osmaston being from 8 feet to 15 feet from the ground, while one other was 20 feet up in a small tree. Most nests were placed well inside dense leafy bushes, one in a thick tangle of creeper growing up a tree-trunk.
The main breeding season is from the middle of May to the end of July, but Osmaston took one nest on the 1st April and Wickham obtained another in February.
The eggs number two or three, occasionally four, and are in every way typical.
Thirty eggs average 34.7 x 28.0 mm. : maxima 37.1 x 29.1 and 35.0 x 29.9 mm. ; minima 32.3 x 28.0 and 34.8 x 26.0 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: 
1494. Centropus andamanensis
Spp Author: 
Tytler.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1494
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
371
Common name: 
Andaman Crow Pheasant
M_ID: 
5973
M_CN: 
Andaman Coucal
M_SN: 
Centropus andamanensis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14621

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