1487. Taccocua lesehenaulti sirkee

(1487) Taecocua leschenaulti sirkee (Gray).
THE Punjab SIRKEER.
Taecocua leschenaulti sirkee, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2md ed. vol. iv, p. 187.
North of the range of the preceding bird this race is found in the North-West Province, Punjab, Rajputana, Sind, Central Provinces, and United Provinces.
The nidification is quite typical of the genus in every way.
Blewitt says the breeding season is from June to August, but Bingham found a nest near Delhi on 4th April, This probably was unusual. Jesse took a series of eggs between the 6th and 26th June round Lucknow, Bulkly took them in Sind during June, and Betham took two fresh eggs in Baroda in August.
The normal clutch is two or three, twelve eggs measuring 36.2 x 27.3 mm. : maxima 38.0 x 27.8 and 37.3 x 28.2 mm. ; minima 34.2 x 27.7 and 34.6 x 26.1 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: 
1487. Taccocua lesehenaulti sirkee
Spp Author: 
Gray
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1487
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
366
Common name: 
Punjab Sirkeer
M_ID: 
6004
M_SN: 
Taccocua leschenaultii sirkee
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14613

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