242. Pellorneum ruficeps granti

(242) Pellorneum ruflceps granti Harington.
The Teavancore Spotted Babbler. Pellorneum ruficeps granti, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 240.
The present bird, which is a richly coloured form of the typical race, is found in the Wynaad, Coorg, S.W. Mysore and Travancore.
According to Bourdillon, this bird is one of the forest and jungle and not of gardens and compounds, and practically nothing is known about its nidification. Two clutches of eggs given me by Stewart were taken from nests which were “balls of bamboo leaves with a scanty lining of fibres, placed on the ground and nearly buried in the surrounding mass of fallen leaves and twigs. They were taken on the 7th June and 12th of May and contained four and three respectively. They were placed in open forest.”
The eggs are just like those of P. r. mandellii, and the seven average 21.9 x 16.3 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: 
242. Pellorneum ruficeps granti
Spp Author: 
Harington.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
242
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
204
Common name: 
Travancore Spotted Babbler
M_ID: 
24627
M_CN: 
Puff-throated Babbler
M_SN: 
Pellorneum ruficeps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13445

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