260. Napothera epilepidota davisoni

(260) Napothera epilepidota davisoni (Ogilvie-Grant).
THE TENASSERIM PLAIN-THROATED WREN-BABBLER.
Turdinulus epilepidotus davisoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 254.
Napothera epilepidota davisoni, ibid. vol. viii, p. 603.
This race of Short-tailed Wren-Babbler breeds from the South of Tenasserim into the Malay States.
I can find no record of the breeding of this bird, but Mr. W. A. T. Kellow, then of the Simpang Estate, near Perak, sent me the remains of a nest with four eggs and the skin of one the parent birds, unsexed. It was obtained in the foot-hills of the range running about 20 miles East of Perak and was brought in by one of his collectors, the bird having been noosed on the nest.
This nest, said to have been domed or a very deep cup, is a mass of dead leaves and dead dark-coloured grass lined with more dead leaves. The materials all have the black decayed look common to the nesting-materials of this genus.
The four eggs are quite typical of the specie and average 18.2 x 14.6 mm. They are not heavily marked and are very glossy and hard-shelled.

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: 
260. Napothera epilepidota davisoni
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
260
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
219
Common name: 
Tenasserim Plain Throated Wren Babbler
M_ID: 
24501
M_SN: 
Napothera epilepidota davisoni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13460

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