1007. Sturnopastor contra floweri

(1007) Sturnopastor contra floweri Sharpe.
THE SIAMESE PIED MYNA.
Sturnopastor capensis floweri, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 64.
Sturnopastor contra floweri, ibid. vol. viii, p. 651.
This Pied Myna is found over the whole of Southern and Central Siam and in the extreme East of Tenasserim. I have no records of its breeding in Burma though it must do so, as it is resident wherever found.
Williamson and Herbert found floweri breeding freely as far North as Samkok, but in the North of Siam Gyldenstolpe says that the breeding bird is superciliaris.
Like our Indian bird, it breeds sometimes in colonies and Herbert found it breeding in the company of Gracupica nigricollis. The nesting season, according to him, is from April to July, but I have eggs in my collection taken by him in after years as early as the 23rd February, and he seems to have taken many nests with eggs in February and March.
They are, of course, indistinguishable from those of the other races.
Twenty eggs average 27.1 x 20.2 mm. : maxima 29.5 x 19.8 and 28.0 x 21.0 mm. ; minima 25.8 x 20.6 and 28.2 x 19.2 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
1007. Sturnopastor contra floweri
Spp Author: 
Sharpe.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1007
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
536
Common name: 
Siamese Pied Myna
M_ID: 
26816
M_SN: 
Gracupica contra floweri
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
14096

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