1342. Picus vittatus eisenhoferi

(1342) Picus vittatus eisenhoferi Gyldenstolpe.
THE SIAM SCALY-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
Picus vittatus eisenhoferi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 12.
This Siam race has been obtained within our limits at Karenni and may possibly be found over a considerable part of Eastern Burma. It extends through Siam, Annam and Cochin China.
The only recorded note on its breeding is that of Herbert (Journ. Siam Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. vi. p. 299, 1924):—“My experience of the breeding of this Woodpecker is confined to three nests found in the Bansakai fruit-gardens.
On two occasions the nesting-hole was situated in a ‘ton-lang' tree, and on a third it was in a durian tree, the height in all cases being about 20 feet from the ground. The eggs were all taken in the month of February, the first clutch of four, which was slightly incubated, being taken on 9.2.16 and the other two 22. 2. 20 and 27. 2. 20. In the case of the first clutch, the male was caught on the nest at 10 a.m. and the skin is in the British Museum.
“ The eggs are elongate moderate ovals,”
Two of the above clutches, now in my possession, I should call broad ovals.
Eight eggs average 27.3 x 20.6 mm, ; maxima 28.9 x 21.0 mm. ; minima 26.1 x 20.2 mm.
It is interesting to note that the male was caught on the nest, and in my own experience I have found that the males of most Woodpeckers do far more of the work of incubation than the females.

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: 
1342. Picus vittatus eisenhoferi
Spp Author: 
Gyldenstolpe.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1342
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
275
Common name: 
Siam Scaly Bellied Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11059
M_SN: 
Picus vittatus eisenhoferi
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14447

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