Genus BAMBUSICOLA

Genus BAMBUSICOLA.

Bambusicola Gould. P. Z. S., 1862, p. 285.

Type, Perdix thoracica Temm.

This genus seems appropriately placed by Blanf or d between Galloperdix which it closely resembles in structure and Aborophila which it is very much like in coloration and appearance.

The tail is of fourteen feathers, is equal to more than three-quarters the wing in length and is well graduated; the wing is well rounded, the fifth primary longest, the second equal to the tenth and the first much shorter ; the tarsus is long and strong and furnished with spurs, sometimes in the female also ; the claws are of moderate length and slightly curved like those of Francolinus.

Sexes alike.

The genus ranges from Assam, through Northern Burma to China and Formosa. Only one species occurs within our limits.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus BAMBUSICOLA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
365
M_ID: 
1451
M_SN: 
Bambusicola
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4671

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