202. Pomatorhinus schisticeps pinwilli

(202) Pomatorhinus schisticeps pinwilli Sharpe.
THE NORTH-WEST SLATY-HEADED SCIMITAE-BABBLER.
Pomatorhinus schisticeps pinwilli, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 208.
The North-Western race of Scimitar-Babbler breeds from the Western Nepal Terai through the sub-hills of Dehra Dun and Naini Tal, but I cannot trace their Western limits.
Whymper found their nests in Naini Tal at about 4,000 feet elevation and Osmaston obtained them in the Dun at 2,000 and 2,300 feet.
The nests and eggs are said to be exactly like those of the other races of Scimitar-Babblers, the former being domed and nearly always placed on banks in wooded ravines, sometimes on a bank beside some forest path.
The breeding season is probably a long one and some birds may breed twice, as nests have been taken in April and again in July and August. The eggs number three or four.
Twelve eggs average 25.4 x 19.5 mm. : maxima 26.9 x 19.6 and 26.8 x 20.0 mm. ; minima 24.3 x 19.3 and 24.6 x 19.2 mm.
It is, of course, quite unsafe to generalize from so small a series of eggs but, so far as they go, they seem to be rather broader ovals than those of the other races.

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: 
202. Pomatorhinus schisticeps pinwilli
Spp Author: 
Fischer.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
202
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
168
Common name: 
Sharpens Slaty Headed Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24189
M_CN: 
White-browed Scimitar Babbler
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13407

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