1032. Uroloncha punctulata subundulata

(1032) Uroloncha punctulate subundulata Godw.-Aust.
THE BURMESE SPOTTED MUNIA.
Uroloncha punctulata subundulata, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 92,
The breeding range of this race may be said to be the whole of Burma from Manipur to the South of Tenasserim. East it has been recorded from Cochin China, but not from Siam. The birds from Yunnan and Shan States on the East seem referable to topela, the Chinese race. Birds from Assam South of the Brahmapootra and South of the higher ranges are somewhat indeterminate, but are nearer the Burmese than the Indian form, many individuals being quite typically Burmese.
There is nothing on record about the breeding of this race beyond Oates’s brief note in Hume’s ‘Nests and Eggs’ (vol. ii, p. 145), but there is nothing that can be written in addition to the notes on the preceding form. Nests and eggs, habits and nidification are all identically the same. I obtained one nest with five eggs in the Jiri Valley on the 16th May, but it breeds mostly in July, August and September both in Assam and all over Burma.
The nest is the usual ball of grass, but the clutches, perhaps, do not average as big, and neither Hopwood, Mackenzie, Harington nor myself have seen any of more than six eggs.
Forty eggs average 16.1 x 11.1 mm. : maxima 17.0 x 12.0 mm. ; minima 14.0 x 10.4 and 14.8 x 10.3 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: 
1032. Uroloncha punctulata subundulata
Spp Author: 
Godw.-aust.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1032
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
29
Common name: 
Burmese Spotted Munia
M_ID: 
30126
M_SN: 
Lonchura punctulata subundulata
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14129

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