1833. Dendrophassa fulvicollis fulvicollis

(1833) Dendrophassa flavicollis fulvicollis (Wagler).
THE SUMATRAN CINNAMON-HEADED GREEN PIGEON.
Dendrophasa. fulvicollis fulvicollis, Fauna. B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 189.
Within our limits this little Pigeon is found only in Tenasserim. From this province it extends South through peninsular Siam, the Federated Malay States and the Malay islands to Sumatra.
The nidification of this bird is quite typical of the genus, though little is recorded about it, Butler was apparently the first to obtain the nest and eggs. He writes (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist, Soc, vol. xii, p. 772, 1899):—“I took a pair of eggs of this handsome Pigeon in Pahang in May. The nest was placed in a low tree in a little sandy island in the Pahang River, on which I landed to try for Jungle-fowl ; the male bird flew out of a tree from close to the nest and I shot him before I noticed it.”
In 1906 Partridge jun. sent me several pairs of eggs with the skins of the birds shot off one, nest and, finally, Kellow obtained a pair of eggs from a small island off the coast South of Pahang.
All these nests were said; to be of the usual character and placed quite low down in hushes and small saplings in forest near streams or in Mangrove-swamps. Nearly all were within reach of the hand.
I have eggs taken in February, May and June (Partridge), and April (Kellow), while Butler took two eggs, as above stated, in May.
Ten eggs average 28.6 x 21.9 mm. : maxima 30.0 x 23.4 mm. ; minima 26.9 x 21.2 and 27.2 x 20.3 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1833. Dendrophassa fulvicollis fulvicollis
Spp Author: 
Wagler.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1833
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
130
Common name: 
Sumatran Cinnamon Headed Green Pigeon
M_ID: 
5434
M_SN: 
Treron fulvicollis fulvicollis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
15002

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