1712. Gyps indicus jonesi

(1712) Gyps indicus jonesi Whistler.
THE HIMALAYAN LONG-BILLED VULTURE.
Gyps indicus jonesi, Fauna B, I., Birds. 2nd ed, vol. v, p. 18.
The range of this bird is apparently the lower Himalayan bills in the Punjab at about 1,500 and 2,500 feet, in the area between the Salt Range and the Indus.
A. E. Jones discovered this bird in one of its breeding haunts in 1919 and then sent home a single specimen which, however, I felt could not be named until further material had been obtained. In 1927 Jones sent home more material to Whistler who, bolder than I, gave it a name. Its actual position is very uncertain. In 1919 Jones sent me home a series of eggs and thus described their breeding haunts :—“The eggs were taken from nests on a cliff, facing North, on a low range of hills, known as the ‘Kala Chita Reserve.’ All the nests were rather scanty, composed of twigs (with foliage still adhering to them) and a small quantity of dried grass, and measured 2 to 2.1/2 feet in diameter. The nests were 20 to 30 feet apart on separate and distinct ledges, but the whole cliff-face was whitewashed with their droppings and they had evidently occupied this breeding place for many years. On 24th February some eggs were fresh and in others incubation had commenced.” In 1930 Jones sent me three more eggs from the same colony, taken on the 22nd January.
All the eggs are pare white and are as might be expected, very large.
Seven eggs average 92.6 x 68.8 mm. : maxima 96.1 x 71.3 mm. ; minima 87.0 x 69.0 and 87.2 x 65.9 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1712. Gyps indicus jonesi
Spp Author: 
Whistler.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1712
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
14
Common name: 
Himalayas Long Billed Vulture
M_ID: 
2647
M_CN: 
Slender-billed Vulture
M_SN: 
Gyps tenuirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
14887

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