222. Pomatorhinus erythrogenys gravivox

(222) Pomatorhinus erythrogenys gravivox David.
THE YUNNAN RUSTY-CHEEKED SCIMITAR-BABBLER.
Pomatorhinus erythrogenys gravivox, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i. p. 221.
This race occurs in the hills of Bhamo into Yunnan and Western China. In the Bhamo Hills it is resident and breeds from 5,000 feet upwards. Rothschild records imberbis from Yunnan but does not give any measurements and the two specimens obtained by Forrest (Nov. Zool. vol. xxxiii, p. 262, 1926) are probably of this race.
Harington took a number of eggs of this Scimitar-Babbler but says nothing about the kind of country they were taken in. “I found several nests of this bird ; all were domed and placed near or on the ground. They seem to be early breeders, as the first nest I found was on the 10th April, with two eggs on the point of hatching. I also saw many young birds during the month.” Pershouse, Cook and Grant have all taken these nests since Harington did so and from their notes it would appear that this Scimitar-Babbler is a bird of the more open hill-sides, close to, but not overgrown with, dense forest. The nests were often placed under thick bushes growing among grass, sometimes under Raspberry vines, sometimes in, or under, bamboo-clumps, generally on the ground, more rarely one to two feet above it.
They breed from March to May, though Grant took one nest as early as the 17th February.
The eggs are of the usual colour and character, two or three forming the full clutch.
Twenty-two eggs average 26.6 x 20.3 mm. : maxima 27.9 x 21.4 mm. ; minima 25.0 x 19.5 and 26.1 x 18.5 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
222. Pomatorhinus erythrogenys gravivox
Spp Author: 
David.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
222
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
184
Common name: 
Davids Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24173
M_CN: 
Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus gravivox
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13425

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