272. Stachyris nigrieeps davisoni

(272) Stachyris nigriceps davisoni Sharpe .
THE MALAY GREY-THROATED BABBLER.
Stachyris nigriceps davisoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 265.
This, the third race of Stachyris nigriceps, is found from the South of the Shan States to peninsular Siam and Tenasserim to the Malay States.
Oates took a nest of this bird in evergreen forest on the Pegu Hills, shooting one of the parent birds. The nest “was on a bank of a nullah well concealed among dead leaves, about 2 feet above the bottom of the bank. The nest is domed, about 7 inches in height and 5 inches in diameter externally, with the entrance at the side near the top. The outside is a mass of bamboo-leaves, very loose, being in no way bound together ; each leaf is curled to the shape of the nest. The inside, a thin lining only of vegetable fibre.”
Bingham took a second similar nest in the Sinzaway Reserve, in Tenasserim, on the 20th March with five hard-set eggs. Since then Grant and Harington have taken them in the Southern Shan States during April, whilst Hopwood took a nest in Tounghoo in May. Grant’s nests were taken in grass-land and Hopwood’s on a bank, nearly buried in fallen bamboo-leaves, in bamboo- jungle.
Nests and eggs are exactly like those of the other races.
The average of twenty eggs is 19.1 x 14.9 mm. : maxima 20.0 x 15.3 and 19.4 x 15.4 mm. ; minima 18.7 x 14.3 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: 
272. Stachyris nigrieeps davisoni
Spp Author: 
Sharpe.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
272
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
227
Common name: 
Malay Grey Throated Babbler
M_ID: 
24272
M_SN: 
Stachyris nigriceps davisoni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13470

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