815. Orthotomus sutorius longicaudus

(815) Orthotomus sutorius longicaudus Gmelin.
THE CHINESE TAILOR-BIRD.
Orthotomus sutorius longicaudus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 412.
The Chinese Tailor-Bird only breeds within our limits in the Northern Shan States and, possibly, the Southern Shan States. It extends through most of the Northern Indo-Chinese countries into China.
Jones found it breeding in immense numbers round about Hong¬kong from the middle of April to the end of June, making nests and laying eggs exactly like those of the other subspecies.
With this race blue eggs are more common than white or pinkish-white, the latter only numbering about one in four. With the Indian and Burmese races the white or pinky white eggs number about two in three.
Harington found it breeding in the Shan States and took nests and eggs but I cannot find anything on record about them.
Forty-five eggs taken in Hongkong average 15.6 x 11.7 mm. : maxima 16.7 x 12.1 mm. ; minima 15.0 x 12.0 and 15.4 x 10.5 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
815. Orthotomus sutorius longicaudus
Spp Author: 
Gmelin.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
815
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
373
Common name: 
Chinese Tailor Bird
M_ID: 
24067
M_SN: 
Orthotomus sutorius longicauda
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13949

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