1405. Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus sultaneus

(1405) Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus sultaneus (Hodgs.).
THE HIMALAYAN LARGER GOLDEN-BACKED WOODPECKER.
Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus sultaneus, Fuana B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv. p. 80.
This race of the Golden-backed Woodpecker is resident in the Himalayan Terai from Kuman to Sikkim between the foot-hills and 5,000 foot. In Sikkim it does not seem to ascend over 3,000, and Stevens says it is not common over 2,000 feet.
It frequents the same varied description of country as the pre¬ceding form, though I have very little information as to its breeding, Stevens says it does not breed over 2,000 feet in Sikkim, but in Naini Tal Whymper took two clutches of eggs, one from a nest-hole “high up in a Bombax-tree, another low down in a newly cut hole in a ‘bang’ tree, both at abont 4,000 feet elevation, the first containing three eggs, the second only two.”
The five eggs taken by Whymper are all I have been able to measure. They average 32.1 x 22.0 mm. and in shape are long, pointed ovals.

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: 
1405. Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus sultaneus
Spp Author: 
Hodgs.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1405
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
311
Common name: 
Himalayan Larger Golden Backed Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11125
M_CN: 
Greater Flameback
M_SN: 
Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14514

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