1412. Maeropicus javensis leucogaster

(1412) Macropicus javensis leucogaster (Valenc.).
THE MALAY GREAT BLACK WOODPECKER.
Thriponax javanensis javanensis, Fauna B. I, Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 88.
Macropicus crawfurdi leucogaster, ibid, vol. viii, p. 674.
This bird enters our limits in Tenasserim and is thence found over the whole Malay Peninsula to Java, Borneo and Sumatra, It is also found in Peninsular Siam.
It has not yet been recorded as breeding within our limits, but will certainly be so sooner or later. In Borneo Major J, C. Moulton took “one egg from a nest-hole in the trunk of a tree standing in forest.” The egg measures 36.8 x 26.4 mm. and was taken on the 4th. February.
I have two eggs said to be of this bird taken on the 3rd February near Mergui from a nest-hole “made in a tree standing in dense forest at about 25 feet from the ground.”
These two eggs measure 35.0 x 23.4 and 35.6 x 23.5 mm. The man who collected these for me knew his birds welt, and they are too large to be those of any other Woodpecker breeding near Mergui.

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: 
1412. Maeropicus javensis leucogaster
Spp Author: 
Valenc
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1412
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
316
Common name: 
Malay Great Balck Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10974
M_SN: 
Dryocopus javensis hodgsonii
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14524

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