67. Lophophanes rufonuchalis beavani

(67) Lophophanes rufonuchalis beavani (Blyth).
THE SIKKIM BLACK-TIT.
Lophophanes rufonuchalis beavani, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 86.
The Sikkim form of Black-Tit is found from Eastern Nepal to Sikkim, Tibet and Western China at high elevations. The only nest found so far, I believe, is one from which two eggs and the parent bird were sent me, taken by Mr. H. St. J. Hiekley at about 10,000 feet “above Gangtok in Sikkim.” The nest was described as “a pad of moss and fur placed in a hole at the roots of a tree on a mossy sloping bank. Nest-hole originally probably that of a small field-rat. Elevation about 10,000 feet or rather more. Country open forest of stunted oak and other trees.”
These two eggs are pare white, well blotched with rather large blotches of reddish. They measure 18.8 x 14.0 and 18.5 x 13.8 mm. They were taken on the 19th. May.

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: 
67. Lophophanes rufonuchalis beavani
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
67
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
67
Common name: 
Sikkim Black Tit
M_ID: 
21049
M_SN: 
Periparus rubidiventris beavani
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13290

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