257. Napothera brevlcaudata venningi

(257) Napothera brevicaudata venningi (Harington).
THE SHAN STATES SHORT-TAILED WREN-BABBLER.
Turdinulus brevicaudatus venningi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 252.
Napothera brevicaudata venningi, ibid. vol. viii, p. 603.
Venning’s Wren-Babbler is found from the South Shan States to Yunnan.
I can find no record of this bird’s breeding, but it will certainly be very similar to that of the last bird, though it may breed at lower elevations, as Rippon obtained it on the Salwin at 2,800 feet.
Cook took its nests in the Southern Shan States but, in sending me eggs, only writes : “The nest is exactly like what you described in the Bombay Journal for your Assam bird.”
The two nests were taken on the 13th February and 14th April. Each contained two eggs.
These two pairs of eggs, now in my collection, are like those of the preceding bird but larger, and average 22.7 x 17.0 mm. ; one of them is 24.6 x 17.2 and the smallest 21.5 x 16.8 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
257. Napothera brevlcaudata venningi
Spp Author: 
Harington.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
257
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
216
Common name: 
Shan States Short Tailed Wren Babbler
M_ID: 
24489
M_SN: 
Napothera brevicaudata venningi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13457

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