948. Caccabis magna

948. Mongolian Partridge.
CACCABIS MAGNA.
Caccabis magna, Prjevalsky, Mongol, i Strana Tangut, etc. ii p. 127 (1876) ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 120.
Male ad. Differs from C. saxatilis in being considerably paler, the general colour being pale sandy isabelline, the black collar rather narrow with an outside margin of rusty red. Culmen 1.0, wing 7.4, tail 4.8, tarsus 1.65 inch.
Hab. The Southern Koko-nor mountains, the Tsaidam plains, and Northern Tibet.
In habits it does not differ from C. chucar, but is said to be more silent. When taking wing it utters a peculiar hollow note, something like cuta-cuta, different from the call of C. chucar. Nothing appears to be on record respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
948. Caccabis magna
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
948
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
678
Common name: 
Mongolian Partridge
M_ID: 
1150
M_CN: 
Przevalski's Partridge
M_SN: 
Alectoris magna
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10558

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith