945. Ithagenes geoffroyi

945. GREY-NECKED BLOOD-PHEASANT.
ITHAGENES GEOFFROYI.
Ithagenes geoffroyi, Verr. Bull. Soc. d’Acclim. (2nd ser.), iv. p. 706 (1867) ; Gould, B. of As. vii. pl. 42 ; Elliot, Monogr. Phas. ii. pl. 31 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 401, pl. 113 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br, Mus. xxii. p. 269.
Tsong-ky, Chinese.
Male ad. (Moupin). Differs from I. cruentus in having the crown, crest, and throat slate-grey, much more green on the wings, the sides and flanks green, the breast and middle of abdomen slate-grey, and the tail much paler. Culmen 0.9, wing 9.2, tail 7.0, tarsus 1.5 inch. The female is greyer above than that of I. cruentus, has the head, chin, and throat brownish, the tail more mottled and slightly margined with crimson.
Hab. Eastern Tibet, Eastern Szechuen, and the Mantzes country. Inhabits the more elevated mountain forests, and is said to perch on the trees, and to feed on seeds, buds, and moss. Its note is a prolonged, clear, but not loud, whistle. Nothing appears to bo on record respecting its nidification, but eggs in the British Museum said to belong to this species are elongate oval in shape, smooth in texture of shell, blotched with dark reddish brown on a pale reddish buff ground, and measure from 1.85 to 2.05 in length, and from 1.25 to 1.3 in breadth.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
945. Ithagenes geoffroyi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
945
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
676
Common name: 
Grey Necked Blood Pheasant
M_ID: 
1474
M_SN: 
Ithaginis cruentus geoffroyi
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10324

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