938. Crossoptilum mantchuricum

938. MANCHURIAN SNOW-PHEASANT.
CROSSOPTILUM MANTCHURICUM.
Crossoptilum mantchuricum, Swinhoe, P.Z.S. 1862, p. 286 ; Gould, B. of As. vii. pl. 22 ; Elliot, Monogr. Phas. i. pl. 16 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 405, pl. 106 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxi. p. 294.
Hoky, Chinese.
Male ad. (China). Crown and neck glossy black, gradually fading into the brown of the upper and under parts ; rump and upper tail-coverts white ; quills brown, the secondaries slightly glossed with purple ; the middle tail-feathers brownish grey tipped with purple, the rest rather darker brownish, similarly tipped ; chin, upper throat, and elongate, recurved ear-tufts pure white ; naked portion of face scarlet, hill light rose colour ; legs coral-red ; iris orange-yellow. Culmen 1.75, wing 12.9, tail 23.0, tarsus 4.0 inch. Female similar but without spurs.
Hab. The mountains of Manchuria, and Pechi-li, China. Does not differ from its congeners in habits.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
938. Crossoptilum mantchuricum
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
938
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
672
Common name: 
Manchurian Snow Pheasant
M_ID: 
1565
M_CN: 
Brown Eared Pheasant
M_SN: 
Crossoptilon mantchuricum
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10523

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