1853. Chalcophaps Indica robinsoni

(1853)Chalcophaps Indica robinsoni Stuart Baker.
THE CEYLON EMERALD DOVE.
Chalcophaps indica robinsoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 217.
This race is confined to Ceylon, the South Travancore bird being the same as the Indian one, so far as we can tell with the material now available.
In its haunts and in its breeding habits it differs in no way from its Indian cousin, and Wait says (‘Birds of Ceylon,' p. 305) it is “found almost all over the Island, wherever there are forests,”
There seems to he no particular breeding season. Wait writes that nests may be looked for any time between February and July, but Phillips has taken eggs from early February to the end of September, while Tunnard took hard-set eggs in January and slightly set eggs in October, The normal clutch is two, as in most other Pigeons and Doves, but occasionally one egg only is incubated ; they are quite indistinguishable from those of the Northern bird.
Twenty-four eggs average 25.9 x 20.8 mm. : maxima 28.1 x 10.6 and 26.0 x 21.1 mm. ; minima 25.0 x 20.9 and 26.6 x 19.1 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1853. Chalcophaps Indica robinsoni
Spp Author: 
Stuart baker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1853
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
147
M_ID: 
5103
M_SN: 
Chalcophaps indica robinsoni
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
15030

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