944. Ithagenes sinensis

944. Chinese Blood-Pheasant.
ITHAGENES SINENSIS.
Ithagenes sinenses, David, Ann. Sc. Nat. 5th ser. xviii. art. 5, p. 1 (1874) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 402, pl. 114 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 270 ; Berez, and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su, p. 15 ; I. geoffroyi, Prjev. Mongol, i Strana Tangut, ii. p. 122 (1876, nec. Verr.).
Hoa-ky, Song-hoa-ky, Chinese ; Sermun, Mongol.
Male ad. (Kan-su). Differs from I. geoffroyi in Saving the crest, throat, and neck much paler and greyer, the sides of the crest brownish black, the inner secondaries and wing-coverts washed with golden buff, not green, and the tail rather darker and greyer. Culmen 0.9, wing 8.5, tail 6.0, tarsus 2.5 inch. The female resembles that of I. cruentus, but has the upper parts paler, the chin and throat whitish grey, and the under parts pale brownish buff, but slightly vermiculated on the breast.
Hab. South-west Kan-su ; the Nan-shan Mountains and the Sinling Mountains between Shansi and Honan. In habits this Pheasant does not differ from its allies, and also inhabits the woods and bamboo-thickets at considerable elevations in the mountains.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
944. Ithagenes sinensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
944
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
675
Common name: 
Chinese Blood Pheasant
M_ID: 
1478
M_SN: 
Ithaginis cruentus sinensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10136

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