75. Francolinus chinensis.
THE CHINESE FRANCOLIN or EASTERN MEADOW-PARTRIDGE.
Hka, Pegu; Nock-kahtah, Siam.
Male 12" to 13 1/2"; 10 to 14 oz. Legs brown-orange. Bill black. Crown dark brown.— Male: Black eye-streak, and a second black band from gape to ear-coverts. Neck, wing-coverts, sides, and breast black, with a row of oval white or buffy spots on each web of every feather. Comparatively large spur.— Female : Feathers regularly and closely barred black and fulvous white. Burma and China. Six to eight eggs (1.5 x 1.2), pale buff. (B. 1374. 0.35. O.G. i. 107. H. & M. ii. 27.)