334. Siva strigula castaneicauda

(334) Siva strigula eastaneicauda Hume.
THE BURMESE STRIPE-THROATED SIVA.
Siva strigula eastaneicauda, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 314.
The Burmese Siva is found in the higher mountain ranges of Burma from the Chin and Kachin Hills to Tenasserim. The Malay States bird has been separated as malayana but is very close to, if not identical with, the Tenasserim bird. It is apparently found between 4,000 and 7,000 feet, quite possibly much higher still, frequenting bamboo- and scrub-jungle.
There is nothing on record about its nidification but Mr. A. T. Kellow sent me one nest and an egg from near Simpang taken “in the high mountains a few days’ journey North-East, in thin bamboo and scrub jungle.” The nest is a deep, very compact and well put together cup made of leaves and moss with a few roots and lined with hair, probably that of a goat or serow, as it is very coarse and of a brindled yellow in colour.
The single egg it contained is of the usual Rose-Finch type and measures 18.4 x 15.6 mm.

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: 
334. Siva strigula castaneicauda
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
334
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
294
Common name: 
Humes Siva
M_ID: 
25016
M_SN: 
Minla strigula castanicauda
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
13529

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