771. Dicrurus leucophseus disturbans

(771) Dicrurus leucophaeus disturbans Stuart Baker.
THE SOUTH BURMESE GREY DRONGO.
Dicrurus leucophoeus disturbans, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 360-
This Grey Drongo occurs within our limits over the whole of Tenasserim, extending thence nearly to the South of the Malay Peninsula. In Siam it is found over the whole of the peninsular part and as far North, about, as Bangkok.
This Drongo is resident in the plains and breeds up to 3,000 or, perhaps, 4,000 feet throughout all the hill country, and only differs from our well-known Indian bird in being less exclusively a breeder round the haunts of man.
The nidification of the various races of Grey Drongo is exactly the same and is described further on in these pages at great length under Dicrurus I. hopwoodi, and to give details under each race would merely be repetition of the same thing over and over again.
Nests and eggs have been taken by Mackenzie, Hopwood and Cook in Tenasserim and by Kellow in the Malay States in April and May, and the latter also took one clutch of two fresh eggs on the 10th June.
As a rule this race lays only two or three eggs but both Hopwood and Mackenzie once took five eggs from a nest.
The eggs are typical of the species and I have one or two clutches showing the rosy tint so common in the eggs of hopwoodi.
Thirty-four eggs average 23.4 x 18.0 mm. : maxima 26.5 x 18.3 and 25.2 x 19.0 mm. ; minima 19.9 x 16.2 and 20.0 x 15.6 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
771. Dicrurus leucophseus disturbans
Spp Author: 
Stuart baker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
771
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
324
Common name: 
South Burmese Grey Drongo
M_ID: 
19580
M_CN: 
Ashy Drongo
M_SN: 
Dicrurus leucophaeus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13909

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