524. Hydrocichla ruflcapilla

(524) Hydrocichla ruficapilla (Temm.).
THE CHESTNUT-BACKED FORKTAIL.
Hydrocichla ruficapilla, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 64.
This handsome Forktail occurs from Mt. Nwalabo in Tenasserim, South through the Malay Peninsula and South-West Siam to Sumatra and Borneo.
The only note I can find on the breeding of this Forktail is that of A. L. Butler (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xii, p. 422, 1899) :—
“I do not remember to have seen an account of the nidification of this species. I took a nest in May this year on, the Larut Hills, Perak, at 2,500 ft. elevation. The nest, very robin-like in external appearance, was placed in a crevice in a moss-covered rock at the edge of a bridle-path, and, being covered with, green moss, harmonized well with its surroundings. It was composed of dead leaves, moss and clay, the large amount of the latter material employed making the nest remarkably heavy. There were two eggs, measuring 1 in. (=25.4 mm.) x .75 in. ( = 19.0 mm.), glossy china white, spotted with rufous, principally in a zone round the larger end, with a few pale purplish-grey marks underlying the spots.”

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: 
524. Hydrocichla ruflcapilla
Spp Author: 
Temm.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
524
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
60
Common name: 
Chestnut Backed Foektail
M_ID: 
28197
M_CN: 
Chestnut-naped Forktail
M_SN: 
Enicurus ruficapillus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13701

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