1695. Glaucidium radiatum malabaricum

(1695) Glaucidium radiatum malabaricum Sharpe.
THE MALABAR JUNGLE OWLET.
Glaucidium radiatum malabaricum, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 449.
This race of Jungle Owlet replaces the preceding bird in India, South of the range of the Northern race and in Ceylon.
Its breeding habits are similar to those of the Northern subspecies. Vidal says that in the South Konkan it is “rather common throughout the district in well-wooded parts. My shikara brought me two fresh eggs with the parent birds on the 14th April.” “Dr. Armstrong also got a nest in March with three eggs.”
Bourdillon took many nests in Travancore, as did Stewart. The former notes : “common in the low country and on the lower slopes of the hills up to 2,500 feet. It prefers the neighbourhood of forest, making its nest in holes in trees and laying two or three eggs. The nesting season is March to May.”
Three seems to be the normal full clutch, though Stewart found, one with four.
Thirty eggs average 30.4 x 26.4 mm. : maxima 32.2 x 20.7 and 31.3 x 27.7 mm. ; minima 27.2 x 25.4 and 30.0 x 25.3 mm.
In Ceylon its nests and eggs do not appear to have 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. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1695. Glaucidium radiatum malabaricum
Spp Author: 
Sharpe.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1695
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
532
Common name: 
Malabar Jungle Owlet
M_ID: 
6803
M_SN: 
Glaucidium radiatum malabaricum
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14867

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