THE WOOD-PARTRIDGES.

The two species of Wood-Partridges found within the limits of the Empire occur only in the thick forests of the extreme south of Tenasserim. They possess the remarkable character of having only a rudimentary hind-claw; the claw presenting the appearance of having been cut off close to the toe. Both species are of very beautiful plumage.

The Crested Wood-Partridge (Rollulus) has 12 tail-feathers. Both sexes have a bunch of black hairs, more than an inch in length, springing from the forehead, and the male in addition has a bushy crest of disintegrated feathers nearly two inches in length. The leg is without a spur. The two sexes differ in plumage.

The Ferruginous Wood-Partridge (Caloperdix) has 14 tail-feathers. Both sexes are alike in plumage and have no crest. The male has one or two spurs on each leg ; the female is without a spur

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of The Game Birds Of India(land Birds)
Reference: 
Oates, Eugene Wifliam. A manual of the game birds of India. Vol.1. 1898.
Title in Book: 
THE WOOD-PARTRIDGES.
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
125
Common name: 
THE WOOD-PARTRIDGES.
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
9680

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