1849. Muscadivora senea insularis

(1849) Muscadivora aenea insularis Blyth.
THE NICOBAR GREEN IMPERIAL PIGEON.
Muscadivora aenea insularis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v. p. 210.
This Green Pigeon is confined to the Nicobars, and the only informa¬tion about the nidification is that given in Hume’s ‘Nests and Eggs.’ There he writes “They breed in February and March, On the 17th February I found a nest on the Island of Trinkut. It Was built in a cocoanut-palm and was about 20 feet from the ground. As usual with Pigeons and Doves, it was simply a platform of dry twigs very loosely put together, and was built on a dried-up fruit branch, which was itself merely a mass of dry twigs. It contained one large white egg.” This egg, according to Hume, measures 1.9 x 1.30 inches (=48.2 x 34.8 mm.).
De Roepstorff also obtained a fully fledged young one on the 20th February.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1849. Muscadivora senea insularis
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1849
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
143
Common name: 
Nicobar Green Imperial Pigeon
M_ID: 
5702
M_CN: 
Green Imperial Pigeon
M_SN: 
Ducula aenea
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
15023

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