915. Homochlamys major

(915) Homochlamys major Moore.
THE LARGE BUSH-WARBLER.
Horornis major, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 510.
Homochlamys major, ibid. vol. viii, p. 645.
This Bush-Warbler is only found at great elevations in Nepal and Sikkim and, according to Stresemann, also in Setchuan. There is, so far, no record of its nidification, as that given by Hume is undoubtedly not that of a Homochlamys.
One nest sent me with one bird from Sikkim, said to have been taken on the Singalila Ridge at “over 16,000 feet,” I believe to be quite authentic. It was taken in scrub at the edge of dense forest on a steep hill-side and could not have been distinguished from one of H. fortipes. It was globular, loosely made outside with grass and bamboo-leaves and, inside, of fine grass-stems and roots. The lining was a mass of soft fluffy feathers. The eggs were also just like those of fortipes, but measured 18.3 x 13.9 mm., very large for those of that bird.

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: 
915. Homochlamys major
Spp Author: 
Moore.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
915
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
463
Common name: 
Large Bush Warbler
M_ID: 
23330
M_CN: 
Long-billed Bush Warbler
M_SN: 
Locustella major
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
14024

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