1448. Xantholsema malabarica

(1448) Xantholaema malabarica (Blyth).
THE CRIMSON-THROATED BARBET.
Xantholaema malabarica, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iv. p. 129.
This Barbet occurs in South-West India, from Ratnagiri to South Mysore. Packard found it breeding in small numbers in February in the foot-hills of the Nilgiris near Malaparam, while Bourdillon obtained two eggs early in March in Travancore at an elevation of about 500 feet. Davidson and Bell took eggs in February and March in Kanara, and I have had eggs sent me from the Malabar coast.
The breeding habits of this bird differ in no way from those of the Coppersmith, but two eggs seems to be the normal clutch and three- exceptional.
Ten eggs, all I have been able to measure, average 24.7 x 17.7 mm. ; maxima 26.4 x 18.8 mm. ; minima 23.0 x 17.8 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: 
1448. Xantholsema malabarica
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1448
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
340
Common name: 
Crimson Throted Barbet
M_ID: 
10091
M_CN: 
Malabar Barbet
M_SN: 
Megalaima malabarica
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14565

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