522. Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis

(522) Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis.

Leschenault's Chinese Forktail.

Enicurus sinensis Gould, P. Z. S., 1865, p. 665 (Shanghai).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Differs from the Indian form only in having the outer tail-feathers much shorter, 40 to 65 mm., than the penultimate pair. I can see no other constant difference. The forehead and about half the crown are white and on the average extending further back than in the Indian bird.

The Young and Nestling as in the last form.

Distribution. Practically the whole of South Central China, Yunnan and Shan States.

Nidification. Breeds in Central Fohkien in May. La Touche and Rickett describe the nest as a " mere hollowed pad of dead and skeleton leaves, dry grass and roots with a few bamboo leaves." The eggs are exactly like those of the Indian form.

Habits do not differ from those of E. I. indicus.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
522. Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
522
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
63
Common name: 
Leschenaults Chinese Forktail
M_ID: 
28202
M_SN: 
Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3029

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