1007. Sturnopastor capensis floweri

(1007) Sturnopastor capensis floweri

The Siamese Pied Myna.

Sturnopastor floweri Sharpe, Bull. B. 0. C, vii, p. 17 (1897) (Pachim. West Central Siam).

Vernacular names. Noh-king-krong-lek (Siam).

Description. Similar to S. c. superciliaris but with the upper parts very dark, the back practically black.

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the preceding bird.

Distribution. Southern Siam and the extreme East and, possibly, South of Tenasserim. In Northern Siam, according to Gylden-stolpe, the form found is superciliaris.

Nidification. Messrs. Williamson and Herbert obtained this Myna breeding in Siam round about Samkok and Bangkok from March to July. Twenty eggs average 27.1 x 20.2 mm. Mr. Herbert found this bird breeding- in company with Gracupica nigricollis near Samkok on trees standing in rice-cultivation.

Habits. Those of the genus.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1007. Sturnopastor capensis floweri
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1007
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
64
Common name: 
Siamese Pied Myna
M_ID: 
26816
M_SN: 
Gracupica contra floweri
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3756

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