1438. Cyanops asiatica rubescens

(1438) Cyanops asiatica rubescens Stuart Baker.
THE RUDDY BARBET.
Cyanops asiatica rubescens, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iv, p. 119.
So far this brilliantly coloured Barbet has only been found breeding in the North Cachar and Khasia Hills, hut it occurs in the highest ranges of Manipur and the Looshai Hills, and Inglis obtained Winter specimens in the Dooars.
In Cachar and the Khasia Hills I obtained a few clutches of eggs from nest-holes made in trees growing in the most dense and humid forests between 5,000 and 6,000 feet or else in trees standing in cultivation clearings in these same forests.
In every way the nidification of this bird agrees with that of the typical form, but the clutches of eggs, so far as I have seen, are always three in number and are slightly larger than those of that bird. All my eggs have been taken between the 14th and end of May, but some birds undoubtedly breed in June and possibly early July, as I have seen a bird excavating an entrance in the first week of June.
Fifteen eggs average 29.2 x 21.0 mm. : maxima 31.0 x 20.3 and 30.5 x 23.0 mm. ; minima 28.3 x 20.7 and 29.0 x 20.0 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: 
1438. Cyanops asiatica rubescens
Spp Author: 
Stuart baker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1438
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
332
Common name: 
Ruddy Barbet
M_ID: 
10064
M_SN: 
Megalaima asiatica asiatica
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14553

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