48. Galloperdix lunulatus.
THE PAINTED SPUR-FOWL.
Lunuatus, lunula, ae, f. =a little moon, an ornament worn by women.
Askol, Orissa; Hootkah, Chanda; Kul-koli (Tamil); Jitta-kodi (Telugu).
Male 12" to 13 1/2" ; 9 to 10 oz. Female 12" to 12 1/2"; 8 to 9 oz. Legs horny brown. Bill blackish. Space in front of eye feathered.— Male: Head and neck black, with white streaks and spots. Above chestnut, with white spots, black edged. Breast buff, with black triangular marks. Tail black.— Female: Crown black, with chestnut shaft stripes. Above dull olive-brown, with dusky margins. Nape chestnut. Pale ruff and moustache. Below brown, with marginal spots or bands. —Young have the female plumage, with tertiaries and tail chestnut, banded black. Young females partly spotted black. India (restricted). Five eggs (1.62 x 1.11), pale brown. (B. 1350. O. 46. O.G. i. 208. H. & M. i. 255.)