201. Pomatorhinus schisticeps

(201) POMATORHINUS SCHISTICEPS MEARSI OGILVIE-GRANT.
THE BURMESE SLATY-HEADED SCIMITAR-BABBLER.
Pomatorhinus schisticeps mearsi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 207.
This race of Slaty-headed Scimitar-Babbler replaces the preceding subspecies in Western Burma from the Chin Hills to the South of the Arrakan Yomas. Eastwards it occurs in the Trans-Chindwin and has been obtained breeding both at Kindat and Kampat, but its definite Eastern limit is not known.
Mackenzie and Hopwood describe its nidification as exactly like that of P. s. cryptanthus. The nest is always domed and is invariably placed on the ground or on some pile of rubbish or in a clump of bamboo—well inside it.
The eggs number two or three but very few nests have been taken, and the full clutch may sometimes be four.
Ten eggs average 27.7 x 19.2 mm. : maxima 29.2 x 19.0 and 26.0 x 29.1 mm. ; minima 24.2 x 18.1 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: 
201. Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Spp Author: 
Ogilvie-grant.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
201
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
168
Common name: 
Burmese Slaty Headed Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24189
M_CN: 
White-browed Scimitar Babbler
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13406

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith