1491. Centropus sinensis intermedius

(1491) Centropus sinensis intermedins (Hume).
THE BURMESE CROW-PHEASANT.
Centropus sinensis intermedins, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 192.
The Burmese race of Crow-Pheasant is found from Assam South of the Brahmapootra, Cachar, Sylhet, the districts of Eastern Bengal East of the Bay, all Burma, the Northern Malay States, Siam and the Indo-Chinese countries to Hainan,
This is a bird of the plains and lower hills. In Assam it occurs up to some 3,000 feet or even 3,500 where there are great stretches of grass-land, and in Burma it ascends to about the same height under the same conditions. It frequents just the same kind of country as the preceding form but appears to be even more fond of grass-land.
The nest is similar to that of the last bird but is usually made more exclusively of grass, sometimes with a lining of green leaves, and is globular with very few exceptions.
The principal laying months are the latter half of June to the end of August, but in Tenasserim Hopwood and Mackenzie found them breeding in April and again in July and August. Four eggs are laid more often than three, even in the South of their breeding area.
Fifty, eggs average 35.7 x 28.6 mm. : maxima 39.1 x 30.0 and 37.4 x 30.4 mm. ; minima 30.4 x 28.5 and 35.1 x 26.0 mm.
Both birds, incubate and both assist in building the nest, which takes from four days only to about ten days to complete.
Incubation takes not less than sixteen days, as four eggs, which looked fresh, found in a nest on the 1st June had just hatched when inspected on the 17th of that month.
The fledglings do not leave the nest until about a month old, by which time the globular nest has sometimes become a mere untidy platform.

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: 
1491. Centropus sinensis intermedius
Spp Author: 
Hume
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1491
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
369
Common name: 
Burmese Crow Pheasant
M_ID: 
5941
M_SN: 
Centropus sinensis intermedius
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14618

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