306. Fulvetta vinipecta ripponi

(306) Fulvetta vinipecta ripponi Harington.
THE CHIN HILLS WHITE-BROWED FULVETTA.
Fulvetta vinipecta ripponi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 291.
This Fulvetta is confined to the high ranges of the Chin Hills occurring on Mt. Victoria up to 9,000 feet.
Nests and eggs of this subspecies were taken by Grant on the 12th May, 1914, and 30th April, 1915, whilst on the same date in 1916 another nest was taken by Wickham.
Wickham writes me:—“Fort White is, I believe, about 7,000 ft., and the nest I found was about 7,500 ft. in fairly dense evergreen jungle which caps all these hills above the Pine- and Oak-growing elevation.” The nests are described as “made of grass and leaves thickly bound together with green moss, the leaves only showing through in patches here and there ; the lining was of fine roots and in shape the nests were rather deep well-made cups. They were placed in low bushes in forest.”
The eggs are like those of Fulvetta vinipecta but the single egg measures 17.1 x 13.1 mm., whilst the eggs in the two-clutch measure 16.3 x 13.0 mm., both eggs being almost, exactly the same in size.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
306. Fulvetta vinipecta ripponi
Spp Author: 
Harington.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
306
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
268
Common name: 
Chin Hills Fulvetta
M_ID: 
25236
M_SN: 
Fulvetta vinipectus ripponi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13507

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