30. Dendrocitta rufa saturatior

(30) Dendrocitta rufa saturatior Ticehurst.
THE TENASSERIM TREE-PIE.
Dendrocitta rufa saturatior, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 50.
The exact range of this race is not yet definitely known but it appears to breed throughout peninsular Siam and Burma. This form of Tree-Pie is an earlier breeder than most of its relations. The latest date I have recorded is the 3rd of May by J. M. D. Mac┬Čkenzie in Misty Hollow, Tenasserim, whilst the earliest is for three hard-set eggs taken by Hopwood in Tavoy on the12th February. Most birds seem to breed in March and early April and K. Macdonald found young just hatching on the 1st of the latter month and on the 23rd March. Hopwood obtained his nest from a small tree in open forest but it more commonly haunts the cultivated country in and round about villages. Nests and eggs do not differ from those of the preceding races.
Fifteen eggs average 29.7 x 0.9 mm. : maxima 32.2 x 20.0 and 30.2 x 22.0 mm. ; minima 27.3 x 20.4 and 32.2 x 20.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
30. Dendrocitta rufa saturatior
Spp Author: 
Ticehurst.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
30
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
36
Common name: 
Tenasserim Tree Pie
M_ID: 
20435
M_SN: 
Dendrocitta vagabunda saturatior
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13256

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