1589(a). Micropus melba bakeri

(1589 a) Micropus melba bakeri Hartert.
THE INDIAN ALPINE SWIFT.
Micropus melba melba. Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 324 (port.).
Micropus melba bakeri, ibid, vol. viii, p, 680.
A sedentary form of the Alpine Swift undoubtedly breeds in Southern India, but no authentic egg has yet been, taken, as that sent by Miss Cockburn to Hume as an egg of the Alpine Swift is far too small for that of this bird.
Davidson and Wenden, writing of the Deccan, say:—“Perma¬nent resident in Satara. Breeds, D. thinks, about the cliffs and on old buildings in the fort there.” In a letter to me Davidson says the same, and adds that, though he has had no luck, he is quite convinced they breed there. McMaster saw the birds about the Chikalda fort, evidently breeding in the adjacent precipices, while I have also had repeated reports that it breeds about the Gairsoppa Falls

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: 
1589(a). Micropus melba bakeri
Spp Author: 
Hartert.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
452
Common name: 
Indian Alpine Swift
M_ID: 
7715
M_SN: 
Tachymarptis melba bakeri
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14742

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