1410. Hemicircus canente cordatus

(1410) Hemicircus canente cordatus Jerdon.
THE MALABAR HEART-SPOTTED WOODPECKER.
Hemicircus canente cordatus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 85.
This little Woodpecker is found only on the West coast of India from Kanara South to the whole of Travancore.
It is, apparently, a forest bird, though not keeping very closely to dense forest. It occurs from the plains up to about 4,000 feet. There is nothing on record about its nidification except that Bourdillon found it breeding in South Travancore in February,
I have two clutches of eggs taken by Stewart in that province from holes made in dead branches of high trees at great heights from the ground. Each clutch consists of three eggs, and they were taken on the 8th January and the 3rd May ; the latter Stewart thought was probably an unusual date.
Eight eggs average 23.5 x 18.0 mm. : maxima 24.4 x 17.5 and 23.3 x 20.0 mm, ; minima 23.0 x 17.5 mm.

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: 
1410. Hemicircus canente cordatus
Spp Author: 
Jerdon.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1410
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
313
Common name: 
Malabar Heart Spotted Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10417
M_CN: 
Heart-spotted Woodpecker
M_SN: 
Hemicircus canente
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14519

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