70. Caloperdix oculeus

70. Caloperdix oculeus.

THE FERRUGINOUS WOOD-PARTRIDGE.

=beautiful; =Partridge ; an eye.

Burong, Trung (Malay), Sumatra.

Male 10 3/4"" to 11 4/5"; 8 oz. Legs dirty green. Bill black. Head and breast and below chestnut. Back black, with feathers fringed white. Wings olive-brown, with round black spots. Flanks barred black and white. Males often double-spurred. Might be classed with the Pea-Pheasants or Spur-Fowl. It extends up the Malayan Peninsula.

Also C. sumatrana. The Sumatran W. P. A subspecies which differs from C. oculeus in having back irregularly cross-barred pale yellow, and basal half of breast-feathers mottled and barred black.

C. borneensis. The Bornean W. P. Allied to O. oculeus, but the mantle is black.

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: 
70. Caloperdix oculeus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
70
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
100
Common name: 
Ferruginous Wood Partridge
M_ID: 
1443
M_CN: 
Ferruginous Partridge
M_SN: 
Caloperdix oculeus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12739

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