105. Gallicrex cinerea

105. Gallicrex cinerea.

THE WATER-COCK.

Kora, Khora, India; Kettala, Ceylon; Boun-dote, Burma.

Male 16" to 17" ; female 14". Legs, male dull red; female dull green. Mid toe 3.6". Bill red, tip yellow.— In summer: Male dull black, edged brown. Edge of wing white, and white on outer web of first primary. In autumn male moults into the female garb.— Female: Brown, edged fulvous. Beneath buff, barred brown. India, Ceylon, Burma, China, Japan, Philippines, Java, Sumatra, and Borneo. Breeds in July and August. Eggs (1.7 x 1.27) light brown, spotted purple. (J. 904. B. 1403.)

Also the genus Psammocrex. One species. 17". Mid toe without claw 1.85". P. petiti, from the Lower Congo (said to be identical with E. haematopus).

Also the genus Porphyriola. Three species. 9 1/2" to 11". With mid toe and claw from 2.6" to 3", and no posterior caruncle to frontal shield. From S. Europe, Africa, and America.

Also the genus Parendiastes. One species— P. pacificus, 9", with mid toe and claw 1.6", large frontal shield, nostrils linear, not pervious, from the Samoa Islands.

Also the genus Microtribonyx. One species— M. ventralis, 10 1/2", with mid toe and claw 3.1"; the culmen dilated at base, nostrils oval, large, and pervious, from Australia.

Also the genus Tribonyx. One species— T. mortieri, 14", with mid toe and claw 2 1/2", the culmen dilated at base, secondaries as long as primaries, wing feeble, from S. Australia and Tasmania; and the extinct species, T. effluxus, from Queensland. (B.M. Cat., xxiii. 164-166.)

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: 
105. Gallicrex cinerea
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
105
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
129
Common name: 
Water Cock
M_ID: 
3707
M_CN: 
Watercock
M_SN: 
Gallicrex cinerea
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12808

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