198. Acanthoptila nipalensis

(198) Acanthoptila nipalensis Hodgs.
THE SPINY BABBLES.
Acanthoptila nipalensis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. 1, p. 204.
The Spiny Babbler is only known to inhabit Nepal and Sikkim. In the latter it must be very rare, as Stevens has never come across it.
Nothing more has been discovered about this bird’s nidification since Hume recorded (‘Nests and Eggs,’ p. 269, 1873), from Hodgson’s note, that “this species builds, in a fork of a tree, a very loose, shallow grass nest. One is recorded to have measured 4.87 in diameter and 1.75 in height externally, and internally 3.37 in diameter and an inch in depth. The eggs are verditer blue and are figured as 1.1 by 0.65.”

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
198. Acanthoptila nipalensis
Spp Author: 
Hodgs.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
198
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
165
Common name: 
Spiny Babbler
M_ID: 
24690
M_CN: 
Spiny Babbler
M_SN: 
Turdoides nipalensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13403

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