659. Muscicapula rubeculoides dialilaema

(659) Muscicapula rubeculoides dialilaema Salvadori.
THE KARENNI BLUE-THROATED FLYCATCHER.
Cyornis banyumas dialiloema, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 233.
Muscicapula rubeculoides dialiloema, ibid. vol. viii, p. 629.
According to Robinson and Kinnear, this race is found from the Shan States South to Thayetmyo, thence ranging far South into Tenasserim and peninsular Siam, and certainly breeding as far South as Ye in Tenasserim.
Owing to the absence of skins of the parents of eggs taken in the area occupied by this bird and closely allied species, it is impossible now to identify a great many of them. The only clutch of eggs in my collection which can be satisfactorily retained as those of this Flycatcher is one taken by Hopwood on the 24th March at Sainghoo.
The nest was described to me by Hopwood as a mere pad of roots, moss and a few leaves placed in a hole in a dead bamboo, resting on the node below the entrance-hole. The bamboo was one cut from a clump, but still upright against it, growing in very dense bamboo-jungle. The birds, however, are, as a rule, haunters of evergreen forest rather than of bamboo-jungle, and its breeding in the latter is, perhaps, exceptional.
The three eggs are just like those of M. r. rubeculoides and are of the pale type, with fairly definite caps at the large end, where the tiny freckles form a hazy cloud or cap.
The eggs measure 17.0 x 13.9, 17.3 x 14.1 and 17.1 x 13.9 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: 
659. Muscicapula rubeculoides dialilaema
Spp Author: 
Salvadori.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
659
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
199
Common name: 
Karenni Blue Throated Flycatcher
M_ID: 
27847
M_SN: 
Cyornis rubeculoides dialilaemus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13810

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