1834. Dendrophassa bicincta bicincta

(1834) Dendrophassa bioincta bioincta (Jerdon).
THE INDIAN ORANGE-BREASTED GREEN PIGEON.
Dendrophasa bioincta bioincta, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 191.
The typical form of bioincta, which was named by Jerdon from two birds obtained in “Madras,” is found over the greater part of India where the rainfall exceeds 60 inches and where there is ample humid forest and well-wooded country. Hume says “it is entirely unknown in Khandesh, Goozerat, Kattywar, Sind, the Punjab, Rajputana and the North-West Provinces, and is only known in the sub-Himalayan Terais of Behar and Oudh.”
It is very common in Bengal, West of the Bay, and in Assam North of the Brahmapootra, but is replaced by Robinson and Kloss’s praetermissa South of this river and in Burma and Bengal East, of the Bay.
Hodgson recorded it as breeding “in the low valleys at the base of the Nepal Hills” from April to June, and I found it very common in Assam from Gowhaty to Lakhimpur, breeding in the plains and lower hills up to about 2,000 feet in April and May.
The description of the nidification of the Burmese race, praetermissa, given further on, applies in every detail to this and to the other races of the species.
I regret that though I have seen so many nests and eggs of this bird I have only the measurements of ten eggs. More often than not the nests Coltart and I found were looked at and left in peace.
The ten eggs average 28.6 x 23.0 mm. : maxima 30.2 x 23.9 mm. ; minima 27.7 x 21.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1834. Dendrophassa bicincta bicincta
Spp Author: 
Jerdon.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1834
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
130
Common name: 
Indian Orange Breasted Green Pigeon
M_ID: 
5442
M_SN: 
Treron bicinctus bicinctus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
15004

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