13. Corvus splendens insolens

(13) Corvus splendens insolens.

THE BURMESE HOUSE-CROW.

Corvus insolens Hume, S. F., n, p. 480 (1874) (Tenasserim);Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 21.

Vernacular names. Kyeegan, Chegan (Burmese).

Description. Similar to the Indian House-Grow, but with the dark parts shading into the lighter, which are ill-defined and a blackish grey.

Distribution. Burma, Siam, Yunnan, Cochin China and the north of the Malay Peninsula. Its southern limit is not known, but it extends to villages some way south of Mergui.
Birds from Assam, N. Chin Hills and N. Arrakan are somewhat intermediate as would be expected, but are nearer splendens than insolens. Wickham reports that he found the Common Crow at Sandoway to be splendens and not the Burmese form.

Nidification. Indistinguishable from that of splendens. One hundred eggs average 35.1 x 26.1 mm.

Habits. In Burma this race takes the place of the Indian bird in every way, and is its equal in familiar insolence and crafty care for its own safety.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
13. Corvus splendens insolens
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
13
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
34
Common name: 
Burmese House Crow
M_ID: 
20521
M_SN: 
Corvus splendens insolens
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2387

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