1782. Ichthyophaga nanus nanus

(1782) Ichthyophaga nanus nanus Blyth.
THE MALAYAN GREY-HEADED FISHING-EAGLE.
Ichthyophaga humilis humilis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 116.
Ichthyophaga nanus nanus, ibid. vol. viii, p. 686.
The range of this Fishing-Eagle extends from Tenasserim, South through the Malay Peninsula, to Sumatra.
So far as is recorded this Eagle seems to keep almost entirely to forest on the banks of streams running through the foot-hiils up to some 3,000 feet, and is never found on the more sluggish rivers of the low lands or in the torrents of the higher mountains.
Macdonald, Mackenzie and Hopwood found this bird breeding in Tenasserim in forest on the, banks of Small streams, making a large nest of sticks and twigs, sometimes lined with green leaves, built high up in large trees 40 to 50 feet from the ground. A nest found by Hopwood was “somewhere between 3 and 4 feet across and nearly as deep, having been apparently used for several seasons.” The three pairs of eggs of which I have record were found on the 15th November, 29th December and 6th March.
The eggs are exactly like those of the species ichthyaetus and vary in measurement from 55.1 x 50.2 to 68.0 x 50.8 and 65.6 x 53.1 mm. The latter pair are probably unusually large, while the smallest may be unusually small.

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: 
1782. Ichthyophaga nanus nanus
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1782
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
84
Common name: 
Malayan Grey Headed Fishing Eagle
M_ID: 
3073
M_SN: 
Haliaeetus humilis humilis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
14957

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