1025. Uroloncha striata subsquamicollis

(1025) Uroloncha striata subsquamicollis Stuart Baker.
THE MALAYAN WHITE-BACKED MUNIA.
Uroloncha striata subsquamicollis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p, 68.
This Munia occurs within our limits over the whole of Burma. South of Tounghoo, and thence to Singapore and Sumatra. East it extends through the Southern half of Siam into Cochin China, Annam, Hainan and Formosa.
Although it is so common a bird over a great part of Burma, I can find nothing recorded about it breeding beyond Davison’s note in Hume’s ‘Nests and Eggs,’ where he says :—“This species is a very irregular breeder or it has several broods in the year. In November it was not only breeding, but there were many full-fledged young about, usually in small parties without any admixture of adults ; and now in June there are still young to be found that have not long left the nest, and nests are to be found containing eggs, both fresh and hard-set, while other nests are in course of construction.
“The species is very plentiful and breeds freely, resorting to gardens or low secondary scrub for the purpose, and never, to my knowledge, to grass or rushes.
“Usually the nest is placed at a moderate elevation in some bush—a thorny one for preference.
“On the 20th June I took a nest with five fresh eggs from a small citron-tree. It was rather compactly put together, com¬posed on the outside of dead leaves and coarse grass, and thickly lined with fine flowering grass-stems, the ends of which projected beyond the entrance, forming a short neck.
“The nest measured about 9.5 inches along its major axis, about 5.5 along its minor axis.”
The only eggs I have seen measured 14.9 x 10.2 to 15.3 x 10.9 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: 
1025. Uroloncha striata subsquamicollis
Spp Author: 
Stuart baker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1025
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
21
Common name: 
Malayan Sharp Tailed Munia
M_ID: 
30119
M_SN: 
Lonchura striata subsquamicollis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14120

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