522. EniCurus leschenaulti sinensis

(522) Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis Gould.
THE CHINESE BLACK-BREASTED FORKTAIL.
Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 63.
This Forktail seems to be found throughout the greater part of South Central China, extending into Yunnan and the Shan States.
La Touche writes of this bird’s breeding :—“The nest is placed on a ledge of a rock by waterfalls or cascades. One taken by me in the Peling Hills near Foochow in May was outwardly composed of moss, and had an inner cup of fine grass-roots and tendrils, with skeleton leaves as final lining. There were four eggs, of smooth texture, with very little gloss, buffish-orange, spotted and lightly speckled with two shades of warm brick-red over underlying reddish- lilac spots. The shape is ovate or pyriform oval. They measure from 23.5 x 18.0 to 25.0 x 17.5 mm.”
It certainly breeds in the Shan States but I can find no record of the nest having been found.

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: 
522. EniCurus leschenaulti sinensis
Spp Author: 
Gould.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
522
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
60
Common name: 
Leschenaults Chinese Forktail
M_ID: 
28202
M_SN: 
Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13700

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