1875. Streptopelia chinensis forresti

(1875) Streptopelia chinensis forresti Rothschild.
THE YUNNAN SPOTTED DOVE.
Streptopelia chinensis forresti. Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 244.
This rather doubtful race was described from Yunnan, and Rothschild referred to it a bird from Katha in the Ruby Mines district of Burma. More material is required from this part of Burma to decide to which race the birds belong but, assuming the Katha bird to be correctly assigned, it would appear that we must place the Northern Kachin birds and, almost certainly, those from the Northern Shan States, under the same name.
Harington found it breeding freely at Myingyan and in the hills North-East of Bhamo, which is just a little West of the Tenguch Hills, where the type bird was obtained, and in continuous range with them.
A nest and eggs sent to me by Harington were taken on the 22nd September, and the former was built in a small bush in scrub- jungle outside a village at an elevation of about 4,000 feet.
So far as is at present recorded there is nothing to show that the nidification of this race differs in any way from that of the others.
The two eggs in my collection measure 28.0 x 21.5 and 28.2 x 21.4 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1875. Streptopelia chinensis forresti
Spp Author: 
Rothschild.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1875
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
164
Common name: 
Yunnan Spotted Dove
M_SN: 
Streptopelia chinensis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15052

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