76. Ortygornis pondicerianus

76. Ortygornis pondicerianus.

THE GREY or SPURRED or BUSH-PARTRIDGE.

Titur, India; Goujul-haki, Mysore; Kondari (Tamil); Kuwunzu (Telugu); Oussa-watuwa, Ceylon; Jirufti (Persian).

Male 11 1/2" to 13 1/3"; 9 to 12 oz. female 10" to 12"; 7 to 11 oz. Legs bright red. Bill plumbeous.— Male: Band over eye and cheeks rufous. Sides of neck delicately barred black and white. Back, upper tail, and wing-coverts red-brown, with three bars cream-yellow. Below buff finely but irregularly barred black. Tail chestnut. Quills brown.— Female smaller, with no spurs. India, Ceylon, and Persian Gulf. Six to nine eggs (1.3 x 1.03), white, tinged brown.

Also F. lathami. 10". Latham's Francolin from W. Africa. Throat and foreneck black. Breast black, with white heart-shaped spots.— Female: Above faintly and irregularly barred rufous and black.

With breast and flanks whitish buff uniformly barred black.

F. cogui. 11". The Coqui Francolin from E., S., and S.W. Africa. Nape and below white, regularly barred black. Pair of spurs.— Female: Eyebrow stripes black. Nape and breast dull chestnut, with white shaft streaks. No spurs.

F. hubbardi. 10". Hubbard's Francolin from Victoria Nyanza. Similar to F. coqui, but entire breast is uniform buff, unbarred.

F. schlegeli. Schlegel's Francolin from Equatorial Africa. Differs from F. cogui in having shoulders, wing-coverts, and outer webs of secondaries uniform light red. (O.G. i. 108-112.)

(iii.) With no defined row of buff spots on both primaries. Back and scapulars with white or buff shaft streaks. Breast and flanks not buff, uniformly barred black.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
76. Ortygornis pondicerianus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
76
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
104
Common name: 
Grey Or Spurred Or Bush Partridge
M_ID: 
1188
M_CN: 
Grey Francolin
M_SN: 
Francolinus pondicerianus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12749

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