866. Phylloseopus proregulus ehloronotus

(866) Phylloscopus proregulus chloronotus Gray,
THE SIKKIM YELLOW-RUMPED CROWNED WARBLER.
Phylloscopus proregulus newtoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 466.
Phylloscopus proregulus chloronotus Gray, Cat. Mam. Birds, Nepal, p. 66 & App. p. 152, 1846 (see Kinnear, Ibis, 1931, p. 777).
This Crowned Warbler breeds from Nepal and Sikkim to Assam, North of the Brahmapootra, and probably as far as Manipur South of the river. It extends into the Burmese Western hills but it is not known whether it breeds anywhere in them.
The nidification is sure to be exactly like that of the far better- known Western form but the only nest and eggs known to me is one obtained by W. P. Masson on the 29th May at about 10,000 feet on the Singa-lila Ridge above Darjiling. The nest is a very neatlittle domed affair of bark, moss and lichen, very neatly and com¬pactly interwoven and reminding one, except for the dome, of our English Goldcrest’s nest. It was almost filled with soft body- feathers of Ithaginis, Trochalopteron lineatum etc. It was built at the end of a small bough, almost at the top, of a small Birch-tree standing in mixed forest of Silver Pir and Birch, and was about 15 feet from the ground.
The three eggs it contained were quite fresh. They are chalky white with no pink tinge and on each egg there is a dense ring of deep chestnut-red specks, running into one another in the ring, but very sparsely scattered elsewhere.
In shape they are rather long ovals ; the texture is fine and the eggs seem very fragile. They measure 14.2 x 10.4, 13.9 x 10.3 and 13.9 x 10.4 mm.
The bird shot off the nest and sent to me with it was a female.

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: 
866. Phylloseopus proregulus ehloronotus
Spp Author: 
Gray.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
866
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
419
Common name: 
Sikkim Yellow Rumped Crowned Warbler
M_ID: 
23017
M_CN: 
Lemon-rumped Warbler
M_SN: 
Phylloscopus chloronotus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13985

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