57. Parus major commixtus

(57) Parus major commixtus Swinhoe.
THE BURMESE GREAT TIT.
Parus major commixtus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol i, p. 78.
This race of Great Tit is found throughout Eastern and South Burma, Siam, the Shan States and South China. In Assam South of the Brahmapootra the birds are intermediate between the Burmese and Northern Indian forms but specimens from the Chin Hills and Arrakan Yomas are more definitely referable to this subspecies.
In the Pegu and Arrakan Yomas, or ranges of hills, they seem, to breed from February to April, whilst in the Kachin Hills most eggs are laid in April and May. In China Staff-Surgeon Jones obtained eggs in March and May.
The nesting holes seem to be more consistently those in trees than is the case with the other races, nests in buildings being rare. On the other hand the bird readily adopted nesting-boxes provided by Wickham for them in his garden in Burma.
They lay from four to seven eggs, the latter exceptional in Burma but common in China.
Seventy-five eggs average 16.8 x 12.9 mm. : maxima 18.6 x 12.5 and 17.3 x 13.7 mm. ; minima 15.2 x 12.9 and 16.1 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: 
57. Parus major commixtus
Spp Author: 
Swinhoe.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
57
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
62
Common name: 
Burmese Great Tit
M_ID: 
21270
M_SN: 
Parus minor commixtus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
13283

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