28. Dendrocitta rufa selateri

(28) Dendrocitta rufa sclateri Stuart Baker.
THE CHIN HILLS TREE-PIE.
Dendrocitta rufa sclateri, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 50.
The breeding range of this Magpie, so far as is known at present, is restricted to the Chin Hills and the Northern Arrakan Yomas.
Hopwood and Mackenzie took eggs of the Chin Hills Magpie in the Upper Chindwin from the 1st of April to the 5th of May. The former took one clutch of six, probably exceptional, and an incomplete set of two. Mackenzie obtained one clutch of five and one of four. All four nests were built in small trees or saplings in open forest and, though it generally haunts the vicinity of villages, it is much more of a forest bird than any of the other races. It apparently breeds on Mount Victoria up to an elevation of at least 7,000 feet.
The eggs differ in no way from those of the other subspecies.
Seventeen eggs average 30.5 x 21.5 mm. : maxima 32.3 x 23.3 mm. ; minima 28.3 x 21-3 and 29.5 x 9.3 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: 
28. Dendrocitta rufa selateri
Spp Author: 
Stuartbaker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
28
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
36
Common name: 
Chin Hills Tree Pie
M_ID: 
20433
M_SN: 
Dendrocitta vagabunda sclateri
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13255

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