1488. Taccocua lesehenaulti infuscata

(1488) Taecocua leschenaulti infuscata Blyth.
THE WESTERN HILLS SIRKEER.
Taecocua leschenaulti infuscata. Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 187.
This Sirkeer, which, was named by Blyth from a specimen from the Sub-Himalayas, occurs from the foot of the hills up to about 7,000 feet in the Outer Himalayas from Mussoorie and Murree, Simla States and Garhwal to Dehra Dun.
This must be the most rare of the various forms of Sirkeer. The only note Hume has on its breeding is one by Brooks, who obtained one nest at Chunar on a small Banian-tree about 15 feet high. The nest was taken on the 25th May and contained two eggs. In my own collection I have only two eggs, which were taken by E. M. Ollenbach on the 17th June below Mussoorie at about 4,000 feet elevation.
These two eggs measure 35.0 x 29.0 and 35.1 x 28.3 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1488. Taccocua lesehenaulti infuscata
Spp Author: 
Biyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1488
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
366
Common name: 
Western Hills Sirkeer
M_ID: 
6006
M_SN: 
Taccocua leschenaultii leschenaultii
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14614

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