346. Ixulus flavicollis

(346) Ixulus flavicollis baileyi Stuart Baker.
THE MISHMI YELLOW-NAPED IXULUS.
Ixulus flavicollis baileyi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 323.
This form of Ixulus was discovered in the Mishmi Hills, while Stevens found it common on the North side of the watershed in the North of North Lakhimpur but also, though in rather smaller numbers extending into the foot-hills South of the water¬shed. It occurrs in Margherita but is rare. In the North Chin Hills Mackenzie also came across an Ixulus which was probably of this race but the extreme Southern Chin Hills bird is definitely the same as the South Assam bird ; from Mt. Victoria, however, Harington considered the specimens seen by him to be nearer the present race. The only note on this bird’s nidification is that given by Mackenzie (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xxv, p. 81, 1917):—
“Nest (1) on the ground in the roots of a tree ; (2) a cradle-like arrangement hung between two twigs. The one on the ground was a well made cup of moss, lined with moss-roots. I found a clutch of two eggs hard set on April 29th. Six eggs average .75 x .50", length varying from .73" to .77" and breadth from .55" to .58".”
The above description is given for what it is worth but, until further material is obtained from the Chin Hills for examination, no certain decision as to the race to be found there can be given.

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: 
346. Ixulus flavicollis
Spp Author: 
Baileyistuart
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
346
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
303
Common name: 
Mishmi Yellow Naped Ixulus
M_ID: 
25370
M_CN: 
Whiskered Yuhina
M_SN: 
Yuhina flavicollis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
13538

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