Genus CATREUS

Genus CATREUS.

Catreus Cabanis, Erseh. u. Grubers Encl. i, liii, p. 281 (1851).

Type by monotypy, Phasianus wallichii Hardw.

The genus Catreus contains a single species of Pheasant very closely allied to Phasianus but differing from that genus in having a long full crest. The tail is long and not compressed and is composed of 18 feathers, the central pair very long and about five times the length of the outermost; the wing is rounded, the first primary shorter than the tenth and the fifth longest; the tarsi are strong and are furnished with spurs occasionally showing as knobs in the female. The sexes diner slightly, The only species known is confined to the Himalayas.

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 CATREUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
307
M_ID: 
1567
M_SN: 
Catreus
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4618

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