278. Stachyridopsis ruficeps bhamoensis

(278) Stachyridopsis ruflceps bhamoensis Harington.
THE BHAMO RED-HEADED BABBLER.
Stachyridopsis ruficeps bhamoensis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 269.
The Bhamo Red-headed Babbler is found from the Kachin and Bhamo Hills to the Shan States.
Harington says that it is fairly common at Sinlum Kaba, in the Bhamo Hills, between 5,000 and 6,000 feet, where it frequents just as varied types of forest and jungle as its cousin does in Assam. Harington writes (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xix, p. 117, 1909):—
“A very noisy little bird during the breeding season, drawing attention to itself if anyone invades its own particular patch of jungle. It builds an untidy retort-shaped nest entirely of bamboo leaves, which it places in clumps of long overhanging grass. It is always very well concealed and can only be found by seeing the bird fly out ; eggs generally three in number ; one nest I got, however, with four.”
This little Babbler commences to breed in March and eggs may be found until the end of May, though most birds have finished laying by the end of April.
The normal full clutch of eggs seems to be three, four being seldom laid. They are similar to those of the preceding bird, but I have one clutch pure white and another practically so, though, with a glass, a faint ring of very pale reddish spots may be seen at the larger end.
Thirty-six eggs average 16.3 x 12.7 mm. : maxima 18.0 x 12.7 and 16.8 x 13.6 mm. ; minima 14.5 x 12.1 and 16.8 x 11.5 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
278. Stachyridopsis ruficeps bhamoensis
Spp Author: 
Harington.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
278
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
232
Common name: 
Bhamo Red Headed Babbler
M_ID: 
24325
M_SN: 
Stachyridopsis ruficeps bhamoensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13474

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