62. Arboricola torqueolus

62. Arboricola torqueolus.

THE COMMON HILL-PARTRIDGE.

Torquis or torques=a twisted neck-chain, necklace.

ROLI, Chamba; PEURA, Kumaon; KAINDAL, Kangra; KANGKOM, Sikkim.

Male 10 1/2" to 12"; 13 1/2 oz. Female 8 oz. Legs slate-grey. Bill black.—Male; Crown bright red. Broad necklace, grey, heavily marked dark brown. Foreneck white. Back olive-brown, barred black. Breast pale ashy. Flank grey, edged chestnut, with white central spot.— Female: Breast grey, tinged rusty, with middle of throat rufous, unspotted. Crown brown, with black shaft stripes. Face and neck rust-red, spotted black. Large white spots on flanks. Chamba to Sikkim and Manipur. Six to eight eggs (1.58 x 1.25), pale grey, minutely speckled. (J. 824. B. 1362. O. 26. O.G. i. 160. H. & M. ii. 69.)

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: 
62. Arboricola torqueolus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
62
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
97
Common name: 
Common Hill Partridge
M_ID: 
1391
M_CN: 
Hill Partridge
M_SN: 
Arborophila torqueola
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12728

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