1027. Uroloncha leueogastra leueogastra

(1027) Uroloncha leucogastra leucogastra (Blyth).
THE MALAY WHITE-BELLIED MUNIA.
Uroloncha leucogastra leueogastra, Fauna B. I. Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 87.
The range of this Munia is from the South of Tenasserim to Singapore and Borneo.
The only record of its breeding is, once more, that of Davison, who took one nest in Tenasserim, which he describes as follows (‘Nests and Eggs,’ vol. ii, p. 135):—“On the 25th April last I took a nest of this species in dense forest between Malawoon and Bankasoon, and about six miles from the nearest open ground.
“The nest was a globular structure about 7 inches long by about 0 inches wide at the broadest part, and was composed of dry grass and bamboo-leaves, and lined with finer grass-stems and a little fibre, and placed in the fork of a sapling about seven feet from the ground,”
Kellow sent me a fine series of the eggs from Taiping with the following note:—“The nests were quite typical Munias’ nests, domed affairs of fine grass, strips of grass and grass-bark and flowering grass-ends. There was no special lining in any of them and they were very loosely and roughly put together. They were taken from bushes between three and six feet from the ground and all in forest in the vicinity of villages.”
Hopwood took a nest near Tavoy in a similar position, in similar forest.
The breeding season, so far as we know, is March, to May. Kellow’s nests were obtained between the 10th of March and the 24th May, Hopwood took his on the 27th April and Davison his on the 25th of the same month.
Forty eggs average 15.5 x 11.5 : maxima 16.8 x 12.1 and 16.1 x 12.2 mm. ; minima 14.6 x 10.9 and 15.0 x 10.6 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: 
1027. Uroloncha leueogastra leueogastra
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1027
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
22
Common name: 
Malay White Bellied Munia
M_ID: 
30142
M_SN: 
Lonchura leucogastra leucogastra
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14123

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