52. Parus major ziaratensis

(52) Parus major ziaratensis Whistler.
THE AFGHAN GREY TIT.
Parus major intermedius, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 76. (See Whistler, Bull. B. O. C. vol. 1, p. 6, 1929.)
Within our limits the only record of these Tits breeding is that of Whitehead (Ibis, Jan. 1909, p. 106), who writes of its occurrence in his “Birds of Kohat and Kurram” :—
“A very common visitor to the district from mid-September till about the third week in April. A resident on the Samana above 5,000 feet. Nest in the Ilex scrub of the Upper Kurram in some numbers.”
A clutch of four eggs taken by Whitehead are recorded in his note book as “c/4 Parus atriceps, nest in hole in Ilex stump, Kalhutty, Baluchistan.”
In 1914 Col. Harington obtained a clutch of six eggs on the 6th of June from a nest built in the wall of a bungalow at Makandie, Khagan Valley, I believe at about 6,000 feet.
The eggs are indistinguishable from those of the Indian Grey Tit.
Fourteen eggs average 17.4 x 12.9 mm. : maxima 18.7 x 13.9 mm. ; minima 15.2 x 12.1 mm.

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: 
52. Parus major ziaratensis
Spp Author: 
Whistler.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
52
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
60
Common name: 
Afghan Grey Tit
M_ID: 
21275
M_SN: 
Parus cinereus ziaratensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
13279

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