66. Arboricola rufigularis.
THE RUFOUS-THROATED HILL-PARTRIDGE.
Lakom, Sikkim; Pokhu, Daphla Hills; Peura, Kumaun.
Male 10" to 11"; 7 to 10 oz. female 9" to 10 1/2"; 7 to 10 oz. Legs red. Bill black. Resembles A. intermedius, but lower margin of rufous throat has sharply denned black line. Breast grey. Planks grey, spotted white, with chestnut borders. Above unbarred. Lower back, rump, and upper tail-coverts with semi-oval 'black spots. Kumaon to Tenasserim. Eggs (1.5 x 1.2) white, with grey specks. (H. & M. ii. 75.)
Also A. gingica. Sonnerat's H.P. Like A. rufigularis with triangular black patch on foreneck, with bands of white and maroon.
(iii.) With upper bach freckled and mottled.