1498. Psittacula eupatria indoburmanica

(1498) Psittacula eupatria indoburmanica Hume.
THE BURMESE LARGE PAROQUET.
Psittacula eupatria indoburmanica, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 200.
This race may he said to range from Sikkim and, perhaps, Eastern Nepal to Eastern Assam.
The birds of Dacca, Mymensingh and the districts East of the Bay of Bengal are all of this race, as are those of the Sunderbands. It is found over the whole of Burma, as far South as Amherst, and in Siam, Annam and Cambodia.
The breeding habits and the country frequented differ in no way from those of the preceding races, but I have occasionally found them breeding in comparatively deep forest in Assam. Here we found several nests that were quite impossible to get at except at an unprofitable cost of time and labour. These were made in natural hollows 70 and 80 feet from the ground in Bombax and other trees. The birds were unmistakable and their deep hoarse cries were alone sufficient for identification. Now and then we found nests we could reach and these generally held three or four young or eggs.
The birds were very common in Gowhaty, breeding in trees in the station itself. Here the nest-holes were nearly always com¬paratively low down, several holes with young ones being examined at heights between 8 and 15 feet up in Mango and other trees.
They breed in December and January in Assam, a few birds continuing to the end of March, while in Arakan Hopwood and in Prome Mackenzie took three eggs in March. Oates, however, obtained hard-set eggs on the 25th February in Lower Pegu and Darling found four fresh eggs in a hole of a tree, 32 feet from the ground, on the 10th December at Weppitan in Tenasserim.
Twenty eggs average 33.8 x 27.5 mm. : maxima 35.9 x 29.0 and 35.3 x 29.8 mm. ; minima, 31.7 x 25.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1498. Psittacula eupatria indoburmanica
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1498
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
375
Common name: 
Burmese Labge Paraquet
M_ID: 
11898
M_CN: 
Alexandrine Parakeet
M_SN: 
Psittacula eupatria
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14628

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