1322. Pitta megarhyncha

(1322) Pitta megarhyncha Schleg.
The Large-BILLED Blue-winged Pitta.
Pitta megarhyncha, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 452.
This Pitta is found -within our limits only in Tenasserim and also in the Malay States and the island of Banka.
Hume has the following footnote on the breeding of this bird :— Mr. Darling found the nest of this Pitta at Taprah in the island of Tongkah, not far South of Tenasserim. This was on the 17th April. The nest was of the usual type and contained no eggs. The female to which the nest belonged, however, proved on examination to have a fully formed egg within her.”
The egg is described as follows :—“The ground is white, with a faint lilac tinge, and it is richly but not very thickly streaked and mottled everywhere with dull maroon and pale mky-purple.” It was too broken to measure, but was said to be of a glossy texture and broad, short, oval shape.

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: 
1322. Pitta megarhyncha
Spp Author: 
Schleg.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1322
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
256
Common name: 
Large Billed Blue Winged Pitta
M_ID: 
12629
M_CN: 
Mangrove Pitta
M_SN: 
Pitta megarhyncha
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14419

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