1254. Zosterops aureiventris aureiventris

(1254) Zosterops aureiventris aureiventris Hume.
THE PLAINS GOLDEN-VENTED WHITE-EYE.
Zosterops aureiventris aureiventris. Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 305.
According to Robinson and Kloss this White-Eye is “a coastal form ranging from Tenasserim along the coast of the Malay Peninsula to Bauka and possibly Java and the low country of Eastern Sumatra.”
It is probably resident and breeds wherever found, but there seems to be no record of either nests or eggs. W. A. T. Kellow found it to be common on the West side of Perak and took many nests and eggs, of which he sent me a beautiful series of seven clutches together with the parent birds of four of the seven.
The nests were all alike and much the same as those of other White-Eyes, They were made principally of grass mixed with down from a Cotton-tree (Bombax sp.) and a little moss, the whole well plastered with spiders’ webs and lined with fine grass or fibre. One was built in a Mango-tree fully 30 feet from the ground, the rest all in thin secondary growth in deserted rice-land, in bushes about 6 feet from the ground.
The breeding season is from February to May, and Kellow obtained fresh eggs from the 3rd February to the 21st May.
The full complement of eggs is two or three, generally the latter. The eggs are quite typical, but perhaps averaged, when fresh, a rather deeper blue than those of either palpebrosa or siamensis.
Twenty eggs average 15.5 x 11.8 mm, : maxima 16.3 x 12.1 mm. ; minima 14.1 x 11.3 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1254. Zosterops aureiventris aureiventris
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1254
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
194
Common name: 
Humes White Eye
M_ID: 
25496
M_SN: 
Zosterops palpebrosus auriventer
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14337

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