1352. Picus erythropygius nigrigenis

(1352) Picus erythropygius nigrigenis Hume.
THE TENASSERIM RED-RUMPED GREEN WOODPECKER.
Picus erythropygius nigrigenis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed vol. iv. p. 22.
This fine Woodpecker extends over the greater part of Eastern Burma from Karenni and Tounghoo to Tenasserim.
The only note on its breeding is that of Bingham, who writes :— “All through the Thoungyeen Valley it is fairly common but local.
“In the great laterite belt covered by Eng (Dipterocarpus) forest, I found it plentiful,
“On the 18th March I found a nest of this Woodpecker in a hole in Pynkado-tree (Xylia dolabriformis) on the bank of the Meplay choung. I found the passage (about 10 inches in length by 1.1/2 inches in diameter) go obliquely down and end in a slightly enlarged chamber, in which I found two white, rather long and glossy eggs, lying on chips of wood. They measure 1.18 by .85 and 1.19 by .83 inches.”
The only other eggs known were taken by Mr. A. James, who sent me two with a male bird which he had taken when out after big game in Karenni, the bird being captured on the eggs. They measure 28.0 x 20.8 and 27.8 x 19.8 mm. and were found on the 7th February.

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: 
1352. Picus erythropygius nigrigenis
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1352
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
280
Common name: 
Tenasserim Red Rumped Green Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11079
M_SN: 
Picus erythropygius nigrigenis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14459

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