932. Chrysolophus amherstiAe

932. LADY AMHERST’S PHEASANT.
CHRYSOLOPHUS AMHERSTIAE.
Chrysolophus amherstioe (Leadb.), Trans. Linn. Soc. xvi. p. 129, pl. 15 (1828) ; (Gould), B. of As. vii. pl. 20 ; (Elliot), Monogr. Phas. ii. pl. xiv. ; (David and Oust.), Ois. Chine, p. 415, pl. 103 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 342.
Seng-ky, Chinese.
Male ad. (China). Crown, sides of head, and throat blackish bronze-green ; elongated occipital crest blood-red ; nuchal cape white, margined and barred with black ; mantle, scapulars, fore neck, and breast deep green margined with black ; lower back and rump black, tipped with dull yellowish, and with a subterminal band glossed with green ; upper tail- coverts white, barred with blackish and tipped with red ; middle tail- feathers mottled and broadly barred with greenish black, the rest pale buff, barred with black ; beak brownish horn, darker at the base ; legs bluish grey ; iris pale yellow, the bare skin round the eye pale greenish. Culmen 1.2 wing 8.5, tail 35.0, tarsus 3.09 inch. The female resembles that of C. pictus, but the naked skin round the eye is as in the male.
Hab. The high mountains of Eastern Tibet, Szechuen, and Yunnan, where it is a resident.
The present species inhabits the wooded portions of the mountains to an altitude of 7,000 to 9,000 feet, and especially the wild bamboo thickets, on the buds of which it feeds. Its eggs (laid in confinement) are rich cream-colour, in size about the same as those of C. pictus.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
932. Chrysolophus amherstiAe
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
932
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
669
Common name: 
Lady Amherst’s Pheasant
M_ID: 
1621
M_CN: 
Lady Amherst's Pheasant
M_SN: 
Chrysolophus amherstiae
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10468

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