1299. Dicaeum cruentatum siamensis

(1299) Dicaeum cruentatum siamensis Kloss.
THE SIAM SCARLET-BACKED FLOWER-PECKER.
Dicoeum cruentatum siamensis, Fauna B, I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol, iii, p. 424.
Within our limits this bird only occurs in Eastern Tenasserim, but is extremely common in Siam and Annam.
It has not been found breeding in Burma, hut Herbert has a very interesting account of its breeding in the Bansakai Gardens, Bangkok, together with a beautiful photo of the nest (Journ. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, vol. vi, p. 295, 1924). He writes:—The breeding “season is January and February, During February 1920 I saw no less than 10 nests in the Bansakai Gardens,”
The nests he describes as just replicas of that described by Oates for the preceding bird, but most, he says, are “usually from 15 to 20 feet from the ground, although one recorded from Pakret was on a lime-bush at 4 feet only.”
The eggs are quite typical of the genus.
Ten eggs average 14.1 x 10.6 mm. : maxima 15.0 x 11.1 mm. ; minima 13.6 x 10.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1299. Dicaeum cruentatum siamensis
Spp Author: 
Kloss.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1299
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
239
Common name: 
Siam Scarlet Backed Flower Pecker
M_ID: 
28816
M_SN: 
Dicaeum cruentatum cruentatum
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14394

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