1670. Otus bakkamoena deserticolor

(1670) Otus bakkamoena deserticolor Ticehurst.
THE SIND COLLARED SCOPS OWL.
Otus bakkamoena deserticolor. Fauna B, I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iv, p, 420.
This pale race is, as one would expect, confined to the arid countries of Sind and Baluchistan. A specimen from the Raj¬putana desert country is quite similar, Ticehurst writes about it (Ibis, 1923, p. 238) "The Collared Scops Owl in the thicker forests of Sind is fairly common, according to Mr. Bell. Both these species, however, may well escape observation, as in the day-time they hide up in thick-foliaged trees.”
Bell found a nest on the 13th March in the bottom of the founda¬tion of a deserted Neophron’s nest containing two young ones. Butler found a nest 40 feet up in a tree at Hyderabad, Sind, on the 10th April, from which a young bird had fallen to the ground below.
The only other record of its eggs being taken is that of Harrington- Bulkly, who took four eggs on the 1st March. The eggs are numbered and dated in his handwriting, and among his notes, which came into my possession, was the following, dated 18. 3. 90 :— “ The only good eggs this month are the Scops’ eggs from the Pabb Hills.”
These eggs measure 34.0 x 26.6, 32.5 x 28.0, 32.1 x 27.3 and 32.0 x 27.0 mm.

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: 
1670. Otus bakkamoena deserticolor
Spp Author: 
Ticehurst.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1670
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
518
Common name: 
Sind Collared Scops Owl
M_ID: 
6352
M_SN: 
Otus bakkamoena deserticolor
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14838

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