50. Bambusicola fytchii

50. Bambusicola fytchii.

THE INDO-CHINESE or WESTERN BAMBOO PHEASANT.

Vengte (Kuki).

Male 14"; 10 to 14 oz. Female 12 1/2" to 13 1/2"; 9 to 12 oz. Legs plumbeous. Bill brown. Eyebrow stripes, sides of head and throat buff. Black band from behind the eye down side of neck. Plumage above brown. Upper back chestnut, mottled white. Chest brown, marked chestnut and white. Side and flank- feathers have velvet-black heart-shaped spots. Lower back and rump olive-brown, irregularly barred. Tail rufous, conspicuously banded. N.E. Bengal, Assam, and N. Burma. Eggs (145 x 141), pale rufous. (B. 1352. O. 44. O.G. i.
202. H. & M. ii. 97.)

Also B. thoracica. The Chinese B.P. male 11.8". female 11". With eyebrow stripes and chest grey.

B. sonorivox. The Formosan B.P. male 9.6". female 9". With chin and throat chestnut, and sides of face dark grey. Seven to twelve eggs (1-38 x 1-0), cream colour.

Also the genus Ptilopachys. With tail of fourteen feathers. Naked space behind eye. No spurs. Sexes similar. One species, viz.—

P. fuscus. The African Stone P. male 11". female 10". With sides of head and throat brown, edged white. Above brown, finely mottled white. Mantle and chest sienna, with dark shaft stripes. Breast buff. Belly brown. Sides and flanks chestnut, irregularly barred white. Eggs yellowish white, like miniature eggs of the Golden Pheasant, C, pictus. (O.G. i. 202.)

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: 
50. Bambusicola fytchii
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
50
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
90
Common name: 
Indo Chinese Or Western Bamboo Pheasant
M_ID: 
1452
M_CN: 
Mountain Bamboo Partridge
M_SN: 
Bambusicola fytchii
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12709

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