1407. Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus Strickland

(1407) Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus stricklandi (Layard).
THE CEYLON CRIMSON-BACKED WOODPECKER.
Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus stricklandi, Fauna B. I. Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 81.
This Woodpecker is confined to Ceylon.
Wait writes of the nidification of this bird:—“It would appear to have much the same habits as C. festivus. The first brood is hatched early in the year and I have once found an addled egg with two young ones in September, Of tener only one egg is laid,”
Against this it must be noted that Jenkins took three eggs "from a hole in a tree in a clearing in forest, about ten feet from the ground, on the 18th February” ; while Phillips obtained another three on the 18th April “from a hole in a tree in the jungle.”

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: 
1407. Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus Strickland
Spp Author: 
Layard
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1407
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
312
Common name: 
Ceylon Crimson Backed Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11130
M_CN: 
Crimson-backed Flameback
M_SN: 
Chrysocolaptes stricklandi
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14516

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