Subfamily PHASIANINAE

Subfamily PHASIANINAE.

First primary considerably shorter than tenth (Phasianus and Calophasis excepted). Tail shorter or longer (often much longer) than wing. Sides of head feathered or entirely naked. (If first flight-feather is longer than the tenth, then the tail is always considerably longer than the wing; Calophasis Female excepted). Most typical Pheasant wing is found in Argusianus argus, where first flight-feather is shortest and tenth longest.
Tail longer than wing in both sexes (Pavo Female and Calophasis Female excepted) . PAVO . PEA-FOWL
POLYPLECTRUM PEA-PHEASANTS
CHALCURUS PEA-PHEASANTS
ARGUSIANUSC PEA-PHEASANTS
RHEINARDTIUS PEA-PHEASANTS
CROSSOPTILUM EARED PHEASANTS
LOBIOPHASIS WATTLED PHEASANTS
CATREUS CHEER PHEASANTS
CHRYSOLOPHUS GOLDEN PHEASANTS
PHASIANUS TRUE PHEASANTS
CALOPHASIS BARRED-BACKED PHEASANTS
Tail longer than wing in male and GENNAEUS KALIJ PHEASANTS
as long as wing in Female SILVER PHEASANTS
Tail longer than wing in Male GALLUS JUNGLE-FOWL
and shorter in Female
Tail slightly longer than wing in Male PUCRASIA KOKLASS PHEASANTS
and shorter in Female
Tail not longer than wing in
Male , TRAGOPAN HORNED PHEASANTS

shorter in Female
Tail shorter than wing in both sexes LOPHURA FIREBACK PHEASANTS
ACOMUS
LOPHOPHORUS MONAL PHEASANTS
ITHAGENES BLOOD PHEASANTS
GALLOPERDIX SPUR-FOWL
BAMBUSICOLA BAMBOO PHEASANTS
PTILOPACHYS STONE PHEASANTS
OPHRYSIA PIGMY PHEASANTS
Subfamily PHASIANINAE.

PEA-FOWL, PHEASANTS, JUNGLE- AND SPUR-FOWL.

First flight-feather considerably shorter than tenth (Phasianus and Calophasis excepted). Tail shorter or longer (often much longer) than wing. Sides of head feathered or entirely naked. If first flight-feather is longer than tenth, then tail is always longer than wing (Calophasis Female excepted). Most typical form of Pheasant wing is in A. argus, where the first flight-feather is shortest and tenth longest.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily PHASIANINAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
66
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12650

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