71. Caccabis chucar

71. Caccabis chucar.

THE CHUKOR RED-LEGGED ROCK-PARTRIDGE.

Chukor, India; Chukru, Chamba; Kaukau, Kashmir; Keklik, Yarhand; Kabk, Persia.

Male 14 1/4" to 16"; 19 to 27 oz. Female 13" to 14 1/2"; 13 to 19 oz. Legs red. Bill red. Crown grey. Black band across forehead, behind eye, round throat, forming a gorget. Above grey or rufous. Breast ashy. Flanks grey, with transverse bands of black, buff, and chestnut. Lores buff, ear-coverts chestnut. Closely allied to C. saxatilis (the Western form). From W. Asia to China. Seven to twelve eggs (1.68 x 1.25), light brown, speckled darker. (J. 820. B. 1370. O. 38. O.G. i. 91. H. & M. ii. 33.)

Also C. saxatilis. The Rock R.L.P. from S. Europe. male 15", female 13 1/2". With throat and neck white, encircled with black hand. Lores black, and ear-coverts black mixed with buff. C. magna. Prjevalsky's R. L. P. from N. Tibet. With double collar.

C. rufa. The Common or Spanish R. L. P. from S.W. Europe. Resembles C. saxatilis, but necklace is margined on chest with black spots. male 13 1/2". female 13". Introduced into Britain about a century ago. Ten to eighteen eggs (1-55 x 1-2), buff, dotted darker.

C. petrosa. The Barbary R. L. P. from N. W. Africa, Sardinia, and the Canaries. male 12 1/2". With crown dark chestnut and collar chestnut, spotted white. (O.G. i. 90-97.)

C. spatzi. Spatz's R. L. P. from S. Tunis ; a paler form of C. petrosa. (O.G. app. ii.)

C. melanocephalus. The Black-headed R. L. P. from S. W, Arabia. male 16 1/2". With crown black and outer tail grey. (O.G. i. 98.)

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: 
71. Caccabis chucar
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
71
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
101
Common name: 
Chukor Red Legged Rock Partridge
M_ID: 
1135
M_CN: 
Chukar Partridge
M_SN: 
Alectoris chukar
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12741

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