762. Grauealus dobsoni

(762) Graucalus dobsoni Ball.
THE ANDAMAN CUCKOO-SHRIKE.
Graucalus dobsoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 346.
This Cuckoo-Shrike is confined to the Andamans and, even there, seems to be a rare bird, keeping entirely to the interior of forests.
Nothing is known about its nidification beyond the fact that an egg, with the nest, which were taken during the latter half of April, were sent to me, together with the bird, for identification. The nest was quite indistinguishable from those of the other, better known, species, a shallow cup, fragile looking but really strong, on account of the many cobwebs with which it was bound. It was said to have been taken from very high up in a lofty tree standing on the outskirts of dense forest.
The egg is quite typical of the genus but is rather exceptionally dark and decidedly large, measuring 34.0 x 22.1 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
762. Grauealus dobsoni
Spp Author: 
Ball.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
762
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
312
Common name: 
Andaman Cuckoo Shrike
M_ID: 
18445
M_CN: 
Andaman Cuckooshrike
M_SN: 
Coracina dobsoni
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
13898

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