1641. Phodilus badius assimilis

(1641) Phodilus badius assimilis Hume.
THE CEYLON BAY OWL.
Phodilus badius assimilis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 391.
This race of the Bay Owl is confined to Ceylon. Wait says regarding it (‘Birds of Ceylon’ 2nd ed, p, 232, 1931) r—“This species is nocturnal and Jives in forest. The nest has been found on Martin’s town estate, near Rakwana, It was made in a hole of a tree, and was composed of dry twigs, moss and feathers. The parent bird and three young were taken from the nest in November, so it would appear to breed towards the end of the year and to lay three eggs.”
The nest of twigs etc. sounds rather abnormal for an Owl, and was probably that of a Myna or some other bird of which the Owl had taken possession.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1641. Phodilus badius assimilis
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1641
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
499
Common name: 
Ceylon Bay Owl
M_ID: 
6320
M_CN: 
Sri Lanka Bay Owl
M_SN: 
Phodilus assimilis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14807

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