1345. Picus canus hessei

(1345) Picus canus hessei Gyldenstolpe,
THE BURMESE BLACK-NAPED GREEN WOODPECKER.
Fieus canus hessei, Fauna B, I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 10.
This race occurs over the whole of Burma from the Chin Hills, Upper Chindwin and Shan States to Tenasserim. It is also found in Siam and Annam. I cannot separate the bird from South Peninsular Siam and Tenasserim, but Robinson and Kloss do this on account of its supposed smaller bill.
In the country it haunts and in its habit of nidification it does not differ from the other races. Oates found it commonly breeding in Pegu in May and June, while Bingham took a clutch of eggs on 28th April in Tenasserim, Hopwood and Mackenzie found many nests with eggs in the Chin Hills, Upper and Lower Chindwin, in April and May, while Cock found it breeding in the Shan States in April.
The number of eggs laid varies from three to five, and thirty-four average 29.0 x 21.6 mm. : maxima 30.2 x 22.2 and 30.2 x 24.3 mm. ; minima 26.0 x 22.1 and 26.9 x 20.0 mm.
Like all Woodpeckers’ eggs, these often become very stained when the touchwood on which they lie becomes damp, and I have seen dutches a deep yellow-brown in colour.

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: 
1345. Picus canus hessei
Spp Author: 
Gyldenstolpe.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1345
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
277
Common name: 
Burmese Black Naped Green Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11090
M_SN: 
Picus canus hessei
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14451

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