1512. Psittinus cyanurus macropterus

(1512) Psittinus cyanurus macropterus (Kuhl).
THE MALAY LITTLE PARROT.
Psittinus incertum macropterus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iv, p. 215.
Psittinus cyanurus macropterus, ibid. vol. viii, p, 677.
This tiny Parrot is found within our limits in Tenasserim from about the latitude of Nwalabo and Tavoy, South to Singapore. It also occurs in peninsular Siam. It may also be found breeding considerably further North, as Hopwood obtained it about 100 miles North of Tavoy in January and believes it to be resident there.
In the breeding season it keeps much to dense evergreen forest, though very little is known about the nidification.
Kellow obtained several clutches of eggs in the vicinity of Simpang late in May, sending me three clutches, in each case with the parent bird, which had been caught as she—they were all females—sat on the eggs.
In all three instances the eggs were taken from small natural hollows high up in living forest trees growing in deep evergreen forest. The eggs were all much incubated.
They are quite typical little Parrots’ eggs in every respect, two clutches numbering three each and the third only two. They were taken on the 20th and 25th May, but a single fresh egg was obtained by Mr. Kellow on the 2nd February.
The nine eggs average 24.2 x 20.0 mm. : maxima 26.5 x 21.3 mm. ; minima 22.9 x 17.5 mm

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1512. Psittinus cyanurus macropterus
Spp Author: 
Kuhl
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1512
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
384
Common name: 
Malay Little Parrot
M_ID: 
11791
M_CN: 
Blue-rumped Parrot
M_SN: 
Psittinus cyanurus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14647

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