263. Ophrydornis magnirostre magnirostre

(263) Ophrydornis magnirostre magnirostre (Moore).
THE BROWN-HEADED TREE-BABBLER.
Horizillas magnirostre magnirostre, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 238.
Ophrydornis magnirostre magnirostre, ibid. vol. viii, p. 603.
The Brown-headed Tree-Babbler ranges from the extreme South of Tenasserim, South to the Malay Peninsula and East to Cochin¬-China.
It is essentially a forest bird but, beyond this, very little is known about it.
I have no record of its nidification but I have two eggs obtained during the Waterstradt expedition taken on the 19th March, which I secured when the collection of eggs was sold through W. Schluter, of Berlin, Germany.
The eggs are like washed-out eggs of the preceding bird. In colour the palest cream possible, with a few very faint lines and specks of pinky red and some almost washed-out smears of pale pinky grey, hardly visible without a glass. In shape they are blunt ovals, almost ellipses, with a smooth, slightly glossy surface and fairly stout texture. They measure 22.0 x 16.1 and 21.4 x 15.6 mm.
I could obtain no further details from Schluter except that they were taken from East Malacca on the 14th February, 1893.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
263. Ophrydornis magnirostre magnirostre
Spp Author: 
Bodd.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
263
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
222
Common name: 
Brown Headed Tree Babbler
M_ID: 
24586
M_SN: 
Malacopteron magnirostre magnirostre
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13464

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