468. Spelaeornis longicaudatus reptatus

(468) Spelaeornis longicaudatus reptatus (Bingham).
THE MEKONG LONG-TAILED WEEN.
Speloearnis longicaudatus reptatus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 455.
This Wren has been recorded from East of Kengtung in the Mekong Valley at about 7,000 feet and on the Shweli-Salwin Divide, in Yunnan, at about 8,000 feet.
There is nothing on record about the breeding of this form, but two clutches of eggs in my collection from Thaungyi, in the Southern Shan States, may be those either of this race or sinlumensis. They are Speloeornis eggs all right but the skins were not good enough for racial differences to be recognized.
The eggs are like well-marked specimens of the Assam Long┬Čtailed Wren and average about 18.5 x 14.9 mm.
Nothing is known about its breeding haunts, but these will certainly prove to be in dense cover, such as is frequented by the other species.
The breeding time is probably April, as both my clutches were taken in that month, on the 16th and 28th respectively. Both were quite fresh.

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: 
468. Spelaeornis longicaudatus reptatus
Spp Author: 
Bingham.bingham.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
468
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
425
Common name: 
Binghams Long Tailed Wren
M_ID: 
24255
M_CN: 
Grey-bellied Wren-Babbler
M_SN: 
Spelaeornis reptatus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13644

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