1837. Dendrophassa vernans griseieapilla

(1837) Dendrophassa vernans griseicapilla Schleg.
THE MALAYAN PINK-NECKED GREEN PIGEON.
Dendrophasa vernans griseicapilla, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 194.
This is one of the most common of the Green Pigeons, over the greater part of its area frequenting much the same country as the other races but also breeding in Mangrove-swamps, In spite of this there is but little on record in regard to its breeding. So far as I know the only person to take its nest in Tenasserim and within the limits of the present work is Hopwood, who took two eggs from a nest built on a tree on the banks of the Little Tenasserim River near Mergui. This was on the 27th. November, and the two eggs were quite fresh.
Outside our limits Major H. R. Baker found it breeding commonly in Singapore. He records (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xvii, p. 764, 1907):—“Breeds from March to May and June ; the usual nest and eggs. These birds roost in enormous numbers in the small mangrove-covered islands. ”
Kellow found them breeding in Mangrove-swamps off the coast of Perak, but only succeeded in finding a few neats of which he sent me two, each containing two eggs. These were taken on the 11th and 21st March and in both cases the eggs were quite fresh.
Sixteen eggs average 27.4 x 21.6 mm. : maxima 28.8 x 23.3 mm. ; minima 26.3 x 21.4 and 27.4 x 20.3 mm.
Although so common a bird, there is nothing more on record about its breeding habits, which, however, doubtless differ in no way from those of other Green Pigeons.

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: 
1837. Dendrophassa vernans griseieapilla
Spp Author: 
Schleg.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1837
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
133
Common name: 
Malayan Pink Necked Green Pigeon
M_ID: 
5439
M_CN: 
Pink-necked Green Pigeon
M_SN: 
Treron vernans
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
15008

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