72. Ammoperdix bonhami.
THE SEESEE or SAND-PARTRIDGE.
Sisi, Punjab; Tihu, Persia.
Male 9 1/2" to 11"; 7 to 8 oz. female 9" to 9 3/4"; 6 to 8 oz. Legs olive-yellow. Bill pink. Pale brown, freckled. Breast grey. Black streak from forehead across eye to behind the ear. Neck blue-grey, spotted white. Lower back, wings, rump, upper tail-coverts, and mid-tail grey, finely marked buff. Primaries brown, and all (except first) barred rufous on outer web. Tail chestnut.— Female: Grey, finely mottled all over. From Euphrates to Indus, Transcaspia to Aden. Eggs (1.42 x 1.02) cream colour, minutely pitted. (J. 821. B. 1371. O. 39. O.G. i. 99. H, & M. ii. 45.)
Also A. heyi. Hey's S. P. from Arabia. male 9 1/2". Differs from A. bonhami in having no frontal black band. Chin and throat chestnut. (O.G. i. 101.)
A. cholmleyi. Cholmley's S. P. from Egypt and Palestine. male 9 1/2". Differs from A. heyi in wanting white forehead and lores. (O. G. ii. 293.)