206. Pomatorhinus horsfieldi horsfieldi

(206) Pomatorhinus horsfieldi horsfieldi Sykes.
THE DECCAN BROWN-FLANKED SCIMITAR-BABBLER.
Pomatorhinus horsfieldi horsfieldi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 210.
The typical form of horsfieldi is resident and breeds through a great part of the Northern Bombay Presidency, Mahableswar, Khandalla, Kanara, Mysore, Madras and the Deccan in the plains, broken country, low hills and plateaus up to about 2,000 feet.
There is very little on record about the breeding of true P. h. hors¬fieldi, nearly all the notes in Hume’s ‘Nests and Eggs’ referring to P. h. travancoriensis.
Messrs. Davidson and Wenden remark that it is very common in the Deccan, “where Davison got a nest with two eggs in March.” I have also in my collection two eggs taken by Davidson at Kanara on the 20th May, and two taken by him in Nassic on the 27th February.
In Satara Betham records that they are “apparently common but not often seen and the nest is well concealed in deep forest. It is domed and made of skeleton leaves, a base being formed on which it rests. It is neatly lined and finished off but its outward appearance is like a mass of leaves and was only found because the bird left it at my feet.”
Twenty-four eggs average 25.7 x 19.4 mm. : maxima 27.4 x 19.7 and 25.8 x 20.1 mm. ; minima 24.4 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: 
206. Pomatorhinus horsfieldi horsfieldi
Spp Author: 
Sykes.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
206
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
172
Common name: 
Deccan Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24183
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii horsfieldii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13411

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