1382. Yungipicus nanus gymnopthalmus

(1382) Yungipicus nanus gymnopthalmus Blyth.
THE CEYLON PIGMY WOODPECKER.
Yungipicus hardwickii gymnopthalmos, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iv, p. 54.
Yungipicus nanus gymnopthalmus, ibid. vol. viii, p. 672.
Hume quotes Parker as writing :—“A nest of this Pigmy Wood¬pecker was in a hole 10 feet from the ground in a branch 3 inches thick. The entrance was circular and one inch in diameter. The cavity was excavated down the branch for 8 inches and was 2 inches by wide. Two eggs were lying on the bare wood. A second nest contained three eggs.”
These two nests were taken in February and July.
Legge (‘Birds of Ceylon,' vol. ii, p. 127) says that “In the Western Province this Woodpecker breeds in February and March, nesting in holes in small branches.” MacVicar found one nest containing three young in the Colombo District near Pore.
The eggs are said to measure about 15.8 x 13.5 mm. (In the ‘Fauna’ the measurements are misprinted 18.8 mm.)

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1382. Yungipicus nanus gymnopthalmus
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1382
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
296
Common name: 
Ceylon Pigmy Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10600
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos nanus gymnopthalmos
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14489

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