1397. Brachypternus benghalensis ceylonus

(1397) Brachypternus benghalensis ceylonus (Cuv.).
THE CEYLON GOLDEN-PACKED WOODPECKER.
Brachypternus benghalensis ceylonus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv. p. 70.
This Woodpecker, which is confined to Ceylon, is further restricted in its typical form to the dry Northern regions of the island. Central Ceylon and the wetter regions have birds, some individuals of which are nearer ceylonus with the golden back and others nearer erithronotus with the red back.
Phillips found these Woodpeckers breeding around the Tea¬gardens in Anasigalla, taking a clutch of three slightly incubated eggs from a hole cut in a tree in some boundary jungle next the tea. A second single fresh egg was taken from a nest-hole cut in a Cocoa¬nut-palm, on the 30th March.
These eggs measure 27.3 x 19.0, 26.2 x 19.6, 26.4 x 19.0 and 26.3 x 19.2 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: 
1397. Brachypternus benghalensis ceylonus
Spp Author: 
Cuv.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1397
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
306
Common name: 
Ceylon Golden Backed Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11107
M_CN: 
Black-rumped Flameback
M_SN: 
Dinopium benghalense
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14505

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