1369. Caloperdix oculea.
The Ferruginous Wood-Partridge.
Perdix oculea, Temm. Pig. et Gall, iii, pp. 408 & 732 (1815); Gray in Hardwicke's Ill. Ind. Zool. i, pl. 58. Cryptonyx ocellatus, Vig. Zool. Journ. iv, p. 349 (1829). Rollulus ocellatus, Blyth, Cat. p. 253. Caloperdix oculea, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxxiv, pt. 2, p. 289 ; id. Ibis, 1867, p. 160 ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 449; Hume, Cat. no. 831 quat.; Hume & Marsh. Game B. ii, p. 101, pl.; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 329; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. M. xxii, p. 222. Caloperdix ocellata, Blyth & Wald. Birds Burm. p. 151.
Coloration. Head, neck, and lower surface deep ferruginous red, deepest on the crown, pale and albescent on the supercilia, chin, and throat; upper back black with two white bands on each feather, one intramarginal, and an inner parallel or subparallel to the outer; interscapular region, rump, and tail-coverts black, with deep rufous V-shaped intramarginal bands; scapulars and wing-coverts olive-brown, all except outer coverts with rounded black subterminal spots; quills dark brown, secondaries tipped and mottled on the outer webs with rufous buff; tail black, the two middle feathers with rufous submarginal bands; flanks black with white bars; lower flanks and under tail-coverts ferruginous with black spots ; lower abdomen white or whitish in middle.
Bill black; irides deep brown; legs and feet pale dirty green (Davison).
Length about 10.75; tail 2.75; wing 5.8 ; tarsus 1.85; bill from gape 1.
Distribution. The Malay Peninsula, extending into the southernmost part of Tenasserim, near Bankasoon, in dense forest. A closely allied race inhabits Sumatra.