904. Tickellia hodgsoni

(904) Tickellia hodgsoni (Moore).
THE BROAD-BILLED FLYCATCHER-WARBLER.
Tickellia hodgsoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 500.
This tiny little Warbler has so far only been recorded from Sikkim, where Stevens observed it up to 6,000 feet, but says that it un¬doubtedly occurs higher than this.
The only account of this bird’s nidification, is that given by Osmaston (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xv, p. 512, 1904) :— “This small Warbler is found, but is not common, between 6,000' and 8,000' throughout the year. Its note is a single long-drawn, very shrill whistle, followed, after an interval of 10 seconds or so, by two notes, the second of which is the lower of the two.
“The nest of this bird has never, I believe, been described.
“I came across one on the 6th June in a thicket of saplings in a lofty forest at about 6,800 feet.
“The nest was placed in a fork at the top of a Symplocos sapling, 7 feet from the ground. It is roughly egg-shaped, with a hole 1.1/2" in diameter near the top, and measures 6" in height and 5" in width. It is composed entirely of dry leaves (chiefly bamboo), with a hning of black rhizomorph, and lastly, inside the latter, a second lining of bits of soft dry bamboo-leaf.
“The eggs, three in number, were nearly fresh. They have little or no gloss. The ground-colour is a pale claret and they are spotted, streaked and speckled, chiefly at the larger end, with darker claret markings.
“The mean of the measurement of 3 eggs gives .63" x .47"” (=16.0 x 11.9 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: 
904. Tickellia hodgsoni
Spp Author: 
Moore
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
904
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
452
Common name: 
Broad Billed Flycatcher Warbler
M_ID: 
22759
M_CN: 
Broad-billed Warbler
M_SN: 
Tickellia hodgsoni
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
14015

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