936. Crossoptilum tibetamum

936. TIBETAN SNOW-PHEASANT.
CROSSOPTILUM TIBETAMUM.
Crossoptilum tibetanum, Hodgs. J. A. Soc. Beng. vii. p. 864, pl. 46 (1838) ; Elliot, Monogr. Phas. i. pl. 14 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 407, pl. 107 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 293 ; C. drouynii,, Verreaux, N. Arch. Mus. Bull. iv. p. 85, pl. iii. (1868) ; Elliot, Monogr. Phas. i. pl. 15.
Male ad. (Tibet). General plumage pure white ; crown glossy black, the feathers short, soft, and curled ; outer primaries white on the outer, brown on the inner web ; rest of quills brownish grey ; tail greyish at extreme base, then rich bronze and purple, naked portion of sides of head scarlet ; bill reddish horn ; legs red ; iris orange yellow. Culmen 2.0, wing 13.4, tail 18.0, tarsus 3.75 inch. Female similar, except that she lacks the spurs.
Hab. The mountains of Western China and Eastern Tibet. In habits this species is said not to differ from its congeners.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
936. Crossoptilum tibetamum
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
936
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
671
Common name: 
Tibetan Snow Pheasant
M_ID: 
1564
M_CN: 
Tibetan Eared Pheasant
M_SN: 
Crossoptilon harmani
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
11043

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