748. Pericrocotus cinnamomeus pallidus

(748) Pericrocotus cinnamomeus pallidus Stuart Baker.
THE SIND SMALL MINIVET.
Pericrocotus peregrinus pallidus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 332.
Pericrocotus cinnamomeus pallidus, ibid. vol. viii, p. 637.
According to Ticehurst (ante, p. 294) the range I originally gave to this Minivet must be extended East to about longitude 75°, i. e., roughly two-thirds of the Punjab on the West. South it embraces the whole of Rajputana.
Ticehurst says that this Minivet “is resident and fairly common wherever, even in the more desert parts, sufficient trees for its requirements are found. It is principally a bird of the acacia “babool,” though also met with in other trees, as well as in guava and mango plantations. I never was able to find the nest of these birds, but I believe it breeds in April and May.”
Eates was successful in finding nests and eggs and sent me a clutch of three taken on the 20th April. He states that it was “a typical Minivet’s nest on a Kanli-tree in fairly open forest on Las Belas banks of Habb River.”
About Lahore Jones found it common and took several nests containing three or two eggs.
The breeding season in Sind is April so far as is known at present, while in the Punjab eggs are laid throughout March and April.
My small series of this bird’s eggs are all similar to common types of eggs of the other races.
Eleven eggs average 16.4 x 13.2 mm. : maxima 17.3 x 13.2 and 16.3 x 13.6 mm. ; minima 15.7 x 13.0 and 16.0 x 12.8 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
748. Pericrocotus cinnamomeus pallidus
Spp Author: 
Stuart baker.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
748
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
299
Common name: 
Sind Small Minivet
M_ID: 
18672
M_SN: 
Pericrocotus cinnamomeus pallidus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13887

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