(1938) Ithaginis tibetanus.
MOLESWORTH'S Blood- Pheasant.
Ithagines tibetanus Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C, xxxv, p. 18 (1914) (Tela Range, E. Bhutan-Tibet boundary).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description.— Adult male. Forehead crimson, with only a trace of black round the eye; posterior ear-coverts white with narrow black edges ; fore-neck pale greenish-yellow, a few feathers-margined with black ; the crimson on the breast is far greater in extent than in 1. cruentus, less than in I. kuseri; there is much less green on the flanks and lower breast and the green on the wing is also less developed.
Colours of soft parts. Bill black; orbital skin apparently orange; legs brilliant crimson-red, soles paler, claws black.
Measurements. Wing 197 mm.; tail 176.5 mm.; tarsus 59.7 mm.; culmen 17.7 mm.
Female. Not known.
Distribution. Eastern Bhutan and South-East Tibet but the limits not yet known. Bailey thinks the birds he saw on the Poshing Pesbing-La in Monyul were of this race.
Habits do not differ in any way from those o£ the other races.