1469. Surnieulus lugubris brachyurus

(1469) Surniculus lugubris brachyurus Stresemann.
The Malay DRONGO-CUCKOO.
Surniculus lugubris brachyurus, Fauna B. I. Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 164.
Stresemann restricts this race of the Drongo-Cuckoo to peninsular Burma and Siam and the Malay States.
There is no absolutely authentic egg of this species, but Kuschel, in a letter to me, writes :—“I have secured eggs of this species from the nests of Henicurus leschenaulti, Pycnonotus aurigaster, Megalurus palustris and Lanius.'' An egg sent me, taken in the nest of the first-named bird, has a pale creamy ground with a few faint specks of rusty red thinly scattered all over it. In shape it is a short, broad ellipse, measuring 19.5 x 14.9 mm., and was taken on the 5th April.
It agrees with the eggs supposed by me to be those of the Ceylon Drongo-Cuckoo.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1469. Surnieulus lugubris brachyurus
Spp Author: 
Stresemann
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1469
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
354
Common name: 
Malay Drongo Cuckoo
M_ID: 
6206
M_SN: 
Surniculus lugubris brachyurus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14590

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