1362. Dryobates cabanisi stresemanni

(1362) Dryobates cabanisi stresemanni Rensch.
THE Yunnan Red-crowned Pied Woodpecker.
Dryobates cabanisi stresemanni, Fauna B., I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iv, p. 34.
This Woodpecker, which might with some reason be considered a geographical race of himalayensis, is found in Assam South of the Brahmapootra, Manipur, Chin and Kachin Hills, Shan States and Yunnan to Western China.
Cook and Livesey are the only collectors who have taken its eggs. Cook took one set of eggs in the Kachin Hills between 8,000 and 9,000 feet on the 3rd April, and says that they were evidently breeding there in March also. Livesey found them “not uncommon” in the South Shan States at about 6,000 feet, where they were breeding in the open forest during April, Forrest, though he took no nests, found the birds common in Summer between 8,000 and 13,000 feet.
Cook took his one nest “in a hole in a small tree standing in forest about 8 feet from the ground,” while Livesey found several nests also “in small trees in open forest, about 10 feet from the ground.”
The average of twelve eggs is 27.6 x 10.6 mm, : maxima 28.8 x 18.7 and 27.0 x 20.0 mm. ; minima 27.0 x 20.2 and 27.1 x 18.5 mm.
As both Cook and Livesey caught or saw males in the nest holes, they evidently assist in incubation.

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
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1362. Dryobates cabanisi stresemanni
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Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Yunnan Red Crowned Pied Woodpecker
Dendrocopos major stresemanni
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