1349. Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster

(1339) Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster Jerdon.
THE SOUTHERN INDIAN SMALL YELLOW-NAPED WOODPECKER.
Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster, Fauna. B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv. p. 19.
The distribution of this bird covers the whole of Southern India from the South of Travancore, North to Khandesh and North Kanara. On the East its range has, so far, not been well defined, and it would seem to be found only South of Madras.
It is a forest bird and does not occur in gardens and parks or in open cultivated country,
Davidson obtained eggs of this Woodpecker during April and May in Kanara and Khandesh, Stewart took several clutches around Aneichardi in Travancore in February, while Bourdillon took a fresh three-clutch in the same district on the 8th May. Stewart’s earliest clutch was taken on the 3rd of February.
Two seems to be the normal number laid, three being quite exceptional. It is very noticeable that the Southern Woodpeckers lay very small clutches, following in this characteristic the great mass of Passerine and Pico-Passerine birds. On the other hand, unlike these, they are very seldom double brooded.
Twelve eggs average 25.8 x 18.8 mm. : maxima 27.1 x 18.4 and 26.1 x 19.3 mm. ; minima 24.8 x 18.3 and 25.8 x 17.8 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1349. Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster
Spp Author: 
Jerdon.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1349
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
279
Common name: 
Sourn Indian Small Yellow Naped Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11044
M_SN: 
Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14456

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