49. Galloperdix bicalcaratus

49. Galloperdix bicalcaratus.

THE CEYLON SPUR-FOWL.

Haban-kukula, Ceylon,

Male 12 1/2" to 14 1/2"; 11 to 13 oz. Female 11" to 11 1/4"; 7 to 10 oz. Legs pale red. Bill pale red. Orbital skin red.— Male: Crown, neck, mantle, and sides black, with white shaft streaks. Chin and throat white. Chest black, with white patches. Below white, edged black. Back chestnut. Tail black. Generally four and sometimes six spurs. Wing-coverts chestnut, spotted white, edged black.— Female: Chin and throat white. Plumage chestnut, mottled black. Seldom devoid of spurs, and often have two or three. Ceylon. Four to six eggs (1.42 x 1.12), pale buff. (B. 1351. O. 47. O.G. i. 210. H. & M. i. 262.)

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: 
49. Galloperdix bicalcaratus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
49
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
90
Common name: 
Ceylon Spur Fowl
M_ID: 
1464
M_CN: 
Sri Lanka Spurfowl
M_SN: 
Galloperdix bicalcarata
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12707

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