279. Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons

(279) Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons Hume.
THE BURMESE RED-FRONTED BABBLER.
Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 270.
This Babbler is resident and breeds from the Shan States to Tenasserim and to North-West Siam. There is practically nothing on record about it. Oates merely says that he “found it in the forests on the Western spurs of the hills, frequenting brushwood in a nullah.” Probably it will be found to frequent and breed in the same kind of country as the next, and much better known, bird, the Assam Red-fronted Babbler.
Hopwood appears to be the only collector who has taken its nest and eggs. He describes the nest “as practically identical with those of Mixornis gularis but not so solidly put together and built into the thick shoots springing from a bamboo clump that had been cut down.”
This nest contained three eggs, now in my collection. They are like well, rather brightly marked eggs of the next bird. They measure 16.0 in length by 13.0, 12.6 and 12.4 mm. in breadth, and were taken on the 20th May in Tavoy.

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: 
279. Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
279
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
232
Common name: 
Humes Babbler
M_ID: 
24314
M_SN: 
Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13475

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