1676. Otus brucel

(1676) Otus brucei (Hume).
THE STRIATED SCOPS OWL.
Otus brucei. Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iv, p. 431.
The Striated Scops Owl has a wide breeding range, being found from Palestine and Transcaspia to Persia, Baluchistan and Afghani¬stan. The only record of its breeding in India is given by Williams (Journ. Bomb. Nat, Hist, Soc. vol. xxxiii, p. 608, 1929):—“Fairly common in certain localities round Quetta. On the 16th April, 1925, I flushed a bird out of a hole in a ‘Sticky Plum’ tree in the Mian-gandi Reserve Forest. On enlarging the hole I found one egg. In the meanwhile the bird sat close by and, when shot, an egg was extraeted from the oviduct. The bird has been identified and is now in the MacMahon Museum.
“The egg was laid on a few rotting chips and no proper nest was made. The egg taken from the nest was slightly glossy, but the one out of the oviduct was chalky. They measure 32.4 x 27.8 mm."
A large series of forty eggs from Persia average 31.1 x 27.3 mm. : maxima 33.0 x 26.3 and 31.7 x 28.1 mm. ; minima 29.0 x 26.0 and 30.3 x 25.8 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1676. Otus brucel
Spp Author: 
Hume
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1676
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
522
Common name: 
Striated Scops Owl
M_ID: 
6380
M_CN: 
Pallid Scops Owl
M_SN: 
Otus brucei
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14845

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