927. Suya criniger cooki

(927) Suya Criniger cooki Harington.
THE BURMESE BROWN HILL-WARBLER.
Suya Criniger cooki, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 522.
This race of Brown Hill-Warbler ranges from the South of the Northern Shan States, South to Karenni, West to Thayetmyo and East to Annam and ? parts of Yunnan.
This is another common bird in many parts of Burma of whose nidification we have no records. Cook says that it is a very common bird in Kalaw, in the Southern Shan States, and that he took a nest with four eggs on the 24th April (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xxii, p. 265, 1913), while I have two other clutches taken by him at the same place on the 25th May and 1st July, each containing four eggs.
The only other clutches of eggs I have seen are two taken by Osmaston on the 16th and 17th May, the first of three eggs, the second of four.
The eggs of three clutches have the ground-colour very pale dull pink to warm clear pink, the fourth clutch having a white ground with a faint tinge of greenish. In all the usual ring of massed specks of reddish is present round the larger end, the rest of the surface being also well speckled with light red except in the greenish clutch, in which the markings are very sparse.
The fifteen eggs average 17.5 x 12.6 mm. : maxima 19.1 x 13.0 and 18.2 x 13.2 mm. ; minima 15.8 x 12.0 mm.
In texture and shape they agree exactly with the eggs of the typical form.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
927. Suya criniger cooki
Spp Author: 
Harington.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
927
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
471
Common name: 
Burmese Brown Hill Warbler
M_ID: 
23762
M_SN: 
Prinia polychroa cooki
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
14032

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