555. Callene frontalis

(555) Callene frontalis Blyth.
THE BLUE-FRONTED CALLENE.
Callene frontalis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 107.
This Robin is only found in Sikkim at elevations probably between 6,000 and 12,000 feet.
The only note on the nidification of this species is in Hume’s ‘Nests and Eggs,’ to the effect that Blyth says “that Mr. Hodgson figures the nest of the Blue-fronted Callene as domed and like a Wren’s, with clay-coloured eggs. There is no such figure amongst the many hundreds of original drawings (of which those in the British Museum are mostly copies) lent me by Mr. Hodgson.”
Callene and Notodela are in many ways very closely allied and the nests and eggs described are, therefore, what we might expect, and it is possible that Blyth may have seen a drawing of Hodgson’s which was afterwards lost.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
555. Callene frontalis
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
555
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
93
Common name: 
Blue Fronted Callene
M_ID: 
28229
M_CN: 
Blue-fronted Robin
M_SN: 
Cinclidium frontale
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13729

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