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This enormous ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which used to be released in 1996, is the main entire and trustworthy reference paintings at the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A completely revised moment variation with new plates, textual content revisions, and the addition of latest subspecies, it contains information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic alterations, in addition to lifestyles background info, debts of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration records.
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Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Babaxes

This enormous ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which used to be released in 1996, is the main accomplished and trustworthy reference paintings at the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A completely revised moment version with new plates, textual content revisions, and the addition of recent subspecies, it comprises information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic adjustments, besides lifestyles heritage details, bills of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration documents.

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VOICE and CALLS. A quiet bird without the noisy whistle of the Large Cuckoo-Shrike and has a pleasing short song (A. L. Butler). BREEDING. NO definite data. A nest with one egg, doubtfully of this species, recorded by Baker as taken in the latter half of April - a shallow cup well bound with cobweb, placed high in a tree. The egg measured 34 x 22 mm. FIELD CHARACTERS. See Key to the Species; for details of plumage Baker, loc. cit. Postjuvenal moult of body, lesser, median and greater coverts. First-year bird distinguished by retention of juvenal characters in primary coverts, tertials and outer rectrices.

See also 1084. BREEDING. Season, April (once in March) to June. Nest, a beautiful cup of grass bents, fine twigs or rootlets, thickly coated on the outside with CAMPEPHAGIDAE 34 cobweb a n d lichen. There is no real lining but occasionally a few feathers, down or hair are found. Placed towards the extremity of a horizontal branch high u p in tall trees, usually between 15 and 24 metres from the ground, sometimes as low as 5 m. Eggs, 3 or 4, white usually tinged with pale green, spotted and blotched with light brown to blackish brown, with secondary marks of pale lavender and inky grey.

Mostly a summer visitor (March to Octol~er)along the Himalayas from the Safed Koh (Whitehead, Ibis 1909: 30), Chitral and the Kaisargarh Range [Stockley, JBNHS 34: 575; Christison, ibid. JBNHS 58: 457). Breeds from c. 1200 to 3000 m ; in east Nepal Trom 1500-3400 m (Diesselhorst). Birds recorded as high as 3900 m in northtvcstcrn Nepal (1,owntles) ; optirnum zone 1 800-2400 m. Winters (0ctol)er to h,Iarch) in the foothills, usuall;r helow 1000 m (up to 1500 m in Kathmandu Valley) ancl in the plains from Peshawar, the Salt Range ancl l3alia\vnlprir east through Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh south to Bctul, Sconi and Jalxilpur.

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