1690. Glaucidium cuculoides rufescens

(1690) Glaucidium ouculoides rufescens Stuart Baker.
THE BURMESE BARRED OWLET.
Glaucidium ouculoides rufescens, Fauna B, I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 445.
This race of the Barred Owlet extends from Sikkim East to Northern Burma, where it occurs as far South as Pegu. It is also found in the North and South Shan States.
Gammie first took the eggs of this subspecies in Sikkim at about 2,000 feet, the tree selected being one “in the middle of a thick patch of living trees.” In North Cachar, the Khasia Hills and in the Lakhimpur district we took many nests, and in all three places they bred from the foot-hills up to some 6,000 feet, but most often below 4,000 feet. The site selected is one similar to that of the Western bird but often at greater heights, between 30 and 40 feet from the ground.
The breeding season is April and May, a few birds laying in early June or in late March.
The normal full clutch is four, but both three and live eggs are often to be seen.
Forty-eight eggs average 36.5 x 30.5 mm. : maxima 39.2 x 31.0 and 38.7 x 31.5 mm. ; minima 30.3 x 26.4 mm. The last is practi¬cally a pigmy egg, and the next minima are 33.2 x 30.0 and 35.5 x 29.2 mm.
Both sexes incubate and sit very close, often allowing themselves to be caught on the eggs. They fight sturdily, using feet and claws, as well as beak, with which to repel an invader.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1690. Glaucidium cuculoides rufescens
Spp Author: 
Stuart baker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1690
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
529
Common name: 
Burmese Barred Owlet
M_ID: 
6794
M_SN: 
Glaucidium cuculoides rufescens
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14861

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