1904. Gallus bankiva robinsoni

(1904) Gallus bankiva robinsoni Rothschild.
Gallus bankiva robinsoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 298.
This Jungle-fowl is found throughout Burma, Yunnan, Siam, Cochin China, Annam and the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra.
There is little one can add to the description of the preceding bird’s nidification, which in every way agrees with that of this bird.
Sometimes, when bamboos are seeding, these Jungle-fowl breed in immense numbers in a comparatively confined space. Mac¬kenzie, in a letter to me dated 22. 12. 1917 from Southern Burma, writes :—"Also I have an extraordinary number of Burmese Jungle- fowl eggs. One 13 clutch found together with either 6 or 7 Gennaeus lineatus eggs all in one nest, two or three clutches of 9, 10 and 11 while the rest were 7 and 8. I found 40 or 50 clutches of 8. When the bamboo was flowering in Pegu and the Jungle-fowl were very numerous I could have shot 50 a day just walking about. All the birds from Tharawaddy, Prome and Myoungbhin came into Pegu to feed on the bamboo-seed, as the bamboo in these districts had flowered a year or two previously and food was consequently scarce in them. I should think the average number of eggs in a clutch was at least 10 but I, unfortunately, did not make many notes. I found abont 20 nests in a teak-plantation which I went carefully over while at work with about 20 coolies. The area was one of about 160 to 170 acres, but cover was very thick as bamboos had been felled in order to give the young teak-trees room.”
The usual clutch in normal years is four to six and the eggs are just like those of other races.
Sixty eggs average 43.2 x 33.9 mm. : maxima 47.0 x 34.2 and 43.5 x 36.0 mm. ; minima 38.3 x 32.5 and 39.4 x 31.0 mm.

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
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1904. Gallus bankiva robinsoni
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Burmese Jungle Fowl
Gallus gallus bankiva
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