1347. Picus chlorolophus simlse

(1347) Picus chlorolophus simlae Meinertz.
THE WESTERN HIMALAYAN SMALL YELLOW-NAPED WOODPECKER.
Picus chlorolophus simlae, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 18.
This form of chlorolophus, rather doubtfully distinct from the preceding race, breeds in the Outer North-West Himalayas from Mussoorie and Murree to Garhwal, between 3,000 and 6,000 feet.
There is nothing on record about this bird’s breeding, but Jones and Dodsworth obtained it in the Simla States up to 7,000 feet, though it is rare everywhere, and Mackinnon found one nest at 5,000 feet near Mussoorie. The only eggs I have seen were a clutch of four taken by Whymper near Naini Tal at 5,000 feet. These were taken from a hole cut in a “banj” tree standing on the out skirts of forest on a fairly steep hill-side.
The four eggs average 25.5 x 19.15 mm. and are all much the same in size.

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: 
1347. Picus chlorolophus simlse
Spp Author: 
Meinertz.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1347
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
279
Common name: 
Western Himalayan Small Yellow Naped Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11041
M_SN: 
Picus chlorolophus simlae
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14454

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