961. Tetraophasis szechenii

961. TIBETAN PHEASANT.
TETRAOPHASIS SZECHENII.
Tetraophasis szechenyii, Madarasz, Zeitsch. Ges. Orn. ii. p. 50 pl. ii. (1885) ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 103 ; T. desgodinsi, Oustal. Le Nat. 1886, p. 276.
Male ad. (Tibet). Differs from T. obscurus in having the chin, throat, and fore neck pale fawn instead of chestnut, the upper parts much greyer, and the middle of the breast and abdomen marked with rufous buff and chest¬nut like the flanks. Culmen 1.42, wing 8.7, tail 6.7, tarsus 1.9 inch.
Hab. The mountains of Central Tibet, north to the Sok Pass, south to Yer-ka-lo, Mekong River, and east to Fa-tsien-lou. Respecting the habits and nidification of this species I find nothing on record.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
961. Tetraophasis szechenii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
961
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
687
Common name: 
Tibetan Pheasant
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
11038

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