1348. Picus chlorolophus chlorolophoides

(1348) Picus chlorolophus chlorolophoides Gylden.
THE BURMESE SMALL YELLOW-NAPED WOODPECKER.
Picus chlorolophus chlorolophoides, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 19.
This Burmese Woodpecker, although not very well known, is common over the whole of Burma from the Chin Hills, Kachin Hills and South Shan States to Tenasserim and is also found in Siam.
It appears to be a wholly forest-breeding form hut, when better known, it may also be found to breed in other kinds of country.
The only eggs I know of are those taken by Hopwood and Mackenzie in the Upper Chindwin. Three clutches of four, four and three eggs were taken by them on the 3rd March and 9th and 16th April, all from nest-holes cut in small trees at an elevation of about 3,000 feet, and this Woodpecker apparently breeds, or at least has been seen in the breeding season, between the foot-hills and 5,000 feet in this part of Burma.
From the above it would seem that March and April are the usual breeding months.
Mackenzie gives the average of fifteen eggs, which includes those referred to above, as 24.3 x 18.0 mm. : maxima 25.5 x 19.0 mm. ; minima 22.3 x 17.2 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: 
1348. Picus chlorolophus chlorolophoides
Spp Author: 
Gylden.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1348
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
279
Common name: 
Burmese Small Yellow Naped Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11040
M_CN: 
Lesser Yellownape
M_SN: 
Picus chlorolophus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14455

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