Genus CHRYSOLOPHUS

Genus CHRYSOLOPHUS.

Chrysolophus Gray, Ill. Ind. Zool., ii, pl. 41, fig. 2 (1833).

Type, Phasianus pictus Linn.

The genus Chrysolophus contains two species, the well-known Golden Pheasant and the Amherst Pheasant, the latter of which just comes into the extreme North-East of our area.

The distinguishing feature of the male is the curious cape-like arrangement of feathers rising from the neck and hanging over the neck and extreme upper back: there is also a true crest of hairy feathers.

The tail is composed of 18 feathers and is of very great length, the central pair being four times as long as the outermost; the wings are rounded, the first shortest and shorter than the tenth, and the fifth longest; the tarsi are long and stout and armed with short blunt spurs in the male.

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 CHRYSOLOPHUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
314
M_ID: 
1619
M_SN: 
Chrysolophus
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4626

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