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.)