1698. Ninox scutulata lugubris

(1698) Ninox scutulata lugubris (Tickell).
THE INDIAN BROWN HAWK-OWL.
Ninox scutulata lugubris, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 454.
This Hawk-Owl occurs in the lower Outer Himalayas from Murree (Rattray) to Western Assam, North of the Brahmapootra. South its range extends to the Bombay Presidency, the Central Provinces, Bengal and Orissa. In the Central Bombay Presidency the two forms lugubris and hirsuta meet and become intermediate.
Like other Owls of this genus, the present bird is found both in forest and in quite open country if sufficiently well wooded, and is probably resident everywhere.
Nothing is known about its nidification except that Osmaston found its eggs “in a large hole in a Mango-tree, about 8' up, in a compound in Dehra Dun,”
This nest, which was found on the 1st July, contained four eggs which measured between 30.2 x 30.1 and 36.2 x 30.9 mm.
They are typical Owls' eggs in all respects.

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: 
1698. Ninox scutulata lugubris
Spp Author: 
Tickell
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1698
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
534
Common name: 
Indian Brown Hawk Owl
M_ID: 
6920
M_SN: 
Ninox scutulata lugubris
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14872

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