117. Eupodotis edwardsi

117. Eupodotis edwardsi.

THE INDIAN BUSTARD.

Toogder, Punjab; Hoom, C. P.; Kara-dhonk, Deccan; Gurahna, Sind; Herihakki, Mysore.

Male 45" to 50"; 17 to 22 lbs. female 36" to 38"; 8 to 10 lbs. Legs dingy yellow. Bill dusky and yellow. Sexes differ. Forehead, crown, and occipital crest black. Plumage above pale brown, variegated with minute black lines. Greater coverts grey, tipped white. Primaries slaty, tipped white. Beneath white with black breast-band. Large gular pouch.— Female: Breast-band incomplete.— Young resemble females. India. Polygamous. One or two eggs (3.11 x 2.24), drab, mottled brown. (J, 836. B. 1414. H. & M. i. 7.)

Also & arabs. 36". The Arabian Bustard from N. and N. E. Africa to Arabia.
E. kori. 52". S. and E. Africa.
E. australis. 48". Australia.

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: 
117. Eupodotis edwardsi
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
117
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
139
Common name: 
Indian Bustard
M_ID: 
3258
M_CN: 
Great Indian Bustard
M_SN: 
Ardeotis nigriceps
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12833

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