1956. Cryptopleetron erythrorhynchum blewitti

(1956) Cryptoplectron erythrorhynchum blewitti (Hume).
THE NORTHERN PAINTED BUSH-QUAIL.
Cryptoplectron erythrorhynchum blewitti, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 382.
This race of the Painted Bush-Quail is found in the Central Provinces, North and East of the preceding subspecies, having been obtained in Manda, Balaghat, Seoni, Chandpur, Raipur, Sironcha and Bastar ; it also occurs in the South-East of the Sam¬balpur district and thence North-East to Manbhum, Singbhum, Ranchi and Hazaribagh. In Bastar it ascends up to 3,600 feet and in Chota Nagpore up to some 2,500 feet, and I met with it in Ranchi and Hazaribagh on the highest hills.
Blewitt says that it haunts “forest tracts, and scrub-jungle bordering the various low hill-ranges in the districts of Raipur and Bhandara,” and I found it in similar country in Chota Nagpore.
Thompson says that the breeding season begins in June and July shortly after the setting in of the rainy season.
The only eggs I know of are a clutch of three taken, in Chanda on the 31st August, They are, of course, just like the eggs of the typical form and measure : 30.5 x 24.0, 30.0 x 23.0 and 30.0 x 23.4 mm
The eggs were reported to me as having been taken from a scratching in the soil in thin Sal-tree and scrub-jungle.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1956. Cryptopleetron erythrorhynchum blewitti
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1956
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
243
Common name: 
Norrn Painted Bush Quail
M_ID: 
1380
M_SN: 
Perdicula erythrorhyncha blewitti
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15139

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