32. Gallus sonnerati.
THE GREY or MADRAS JUNGLE-FOWL.
Komri, Abu; Jungli-murghi, India; Pardah, Komri, Chandah; Kombadi, Deccan: Katu-Koli (Tamil); Koli. Mysore; Adavi-kode(Telugu).
Male 28" to 32", tail from vent 14" to 16"; 1 5/8 to 2 1/2 lbs. Female 18" to 20", tail from vent 6" to 7"; 1J to If lbs. Legs yellowish. Bill yellowish. Tail fourteen feathers.— Male: Comb with serrated margin and wattles crimson. Grey hackles, with yellow spots; each feather blackish, with shaft white and two spots, the terminal one like wax. Ear-coverts rufous. Plumage black and grey, with white shafts. Wing-quills brown or black. Wing-coverts with oblong wood-brown spots.— Female: Above mottled brown. Breast white, fringed and marked with black, and without thick black cross-bars. Below black-brown, broadly centred pure white. Whole head feathered, except a space round the eye. No comb or wattles. Found in S. and W. India. Seven to thirteen eggs (1.84 x 1.38), buff. (J. 813. B. 1330. 0. 79. O.G. ii. 55, H. & M. i. 232.)