357. Pteruthius aenobarbus interntedius

(357) Pteruthius aenobarbus intermedius (Hume).
THE BURMESE CHESTNUT-THROATED SHRIKE-BABBLER.
Pteruthius melanotis intermedium, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 335.
Pteruthius oenobarbus intermedius, ibid. vol. viii, p. 610.
Recently both Hopwood and Mackenzie have found this race breeding in the Chin Hills. Before this its range was believed to extend throughout the hills of Eastern Burma from the Bhamo Hills to Tenasserim. More actual specimens are, however, required to enable one to say for certain to which form the Chin Hills bird belongs.
Hopwood and Mackenzie both took nests and eggs of this bird in the Chin Hills but have recorded nothing concerning them. They tell me, however, that the nests, taken in evergreen jungle, were just like those described for the preceding bird.
Hopwood took his nest with three eggs in May, whilst Mackenzie’s two nests were taken on 29th of April and 1st of May ; they contained three, four and two eggs respectively, which are exactly like the three principal types of P. oe. melanotis, all three clutches being quite different to one another.
The average of nine eggs is 18.5 x 13.3 mm. : maxima 20.4 x 13.1 and 18.0 x 13.6 mm. ; minima 17.7 x 13.4 and 19.0 x 13.0 mm.
As may be seen by the measurements, one clutch of three is very, probably abnormally along.

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: 
357. Pteruthius aenobarbus interntedius
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
357
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
312
Common name: 
Burmese Chestnut Thboated Shrike Babbler
M_ID: 
19407
M_SN: 
Pteruthius intermedius aenobarbulus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13547

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