985. Sturnia malabarica erytWopygia

(985) Sturnia malabarica erythropygia Blyth.
The Nicobar WHITE-HEADED Myna.
Sturnia malabarica erythropygia, Fauna B. I,, Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 41.
This Myna is found only in Car Nicobar, where it breeds during April, laying four eggs, quite typical of the species.
The only ornithologist to take its eggs is Osmaston, who took three nests containing four, three and one egg respectively, all built in holes in Screw-Pines (Pandanus sp.), at heights between 9 and 12 feet from the ground. The nests are, apparently, exactly like those of the Andaman bird, and the Screw-Pines in which they were built were on the fringe of the forest along the beach.
Eight eggs average 26.2 x 18.7 mm. : maxima 32.3 x 18.8 and 27.0 x 19.7 mm. ; minima 25.0 x 18.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
985. Sturnia malabarica erytWopygia
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
985
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
520
Common name: 
Nicobar White Headed Myna
M_ID: 
26826
M_CN: 
White-headed Starling
M_SN: 
Sturnia erythropygia
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
14077

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