(1904) Gallus bankiva robinsoni.
THE BURMESE JUNGLE-FOWL.
Gallus gallus robinsoni Rothschild, Nov. Zool., xxxiii, p. 206 (1926) (Sumatra). Gallus ferrugineus. Blanf. & Oates, iii, p. 76 (part.).
Vernacular names. Taukyet (Burm.).
Description. Differs from the Indian bird in' having the plumage above a deeper red, the neck-hackles being less orange or yellow at the tips. These hackles are also less attenuated. The ear-lappets are always red or deep fleshy-pink, not white. This character, however, according to Robinson and Kloss, is not of much value.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements. Except for the ear-lappets the same as in G. b. murghi.
Distribution. The whole of Burma, Yunnan, Siam, Cochin China, Annam and the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra.
Nidification. Similar to that of the preceding bird. In the plains the breeding-months are November to March and in the hills, higher up, March and April. Forty eggs average 43.2 x 33.9 mm.: maxima 47.0 x 34.2 and 43.5 x 36.0 mm.; minima 40.0 x 32.7 and 42.1 x 31.1 mm. As a series the eggs of the Burmese Jungle-fowl are much paler buff than those of the Indian bird.
Habits. Similar to those of the preceding bird.