1014. Houbara macqueenl

1014. MACQUEEN’S BUSTARD.
HOUBARA MACQUEENl.
Houbara macqueeni (Gray and Hardw.), Ill. Ind. Zool. ii. pl. 47 (1834) ; (Naum.), xiii. p. 216, Taf. 170 ; (Gould), B. of AS. vii. pl. 58 ; Newton, P.Z.S. 1861, pl. xxxix. fig. 5 (egg) ; (Dresser), vii. p. 395, pl. 511 ; Sharpe. Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiii. p. 318 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 196 ; Saunders, p. 527 ; Lilford, v. p. 10, pl. 3.
Tilur, Punjabi ; Talur, Sindhi ; Hobara, Persian.
Male ad. (N.W. India). Differs from H. undulata in having the crest- feathers black on the terminal portion, the back finely vermiculated and blotched with black on a rufescent ochreous ground, the elongated pectoral feathers blue-grey, and not white, and the tail with only three bars ; bill blackish above, paler below ; legs and feet dull yellow ; iris yellow. Culmen 1.7, wing 15.4, tail 8.6, tarsus 3.9 inch.
Hab. N.W. India ; Afghanistan, Persia, Central Asia ; a rare straggler to Europe, and has been met with in Germany, Poland, Finland, Oland, Belgium, Holland, and four times in Great Britain.
In habits and nidification this species does not differ from H. undulata, and its eggs closely resemble those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1014. Houbara macqueenl
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1014
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
727
Common name: 
Macqueen’s Bustard
M_ID: 
3264
M_CN: 
Macqueen's Bustard
M_SN: 
Chlamydotis macqueenii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10517

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