1938. Ithaginis tibetanus

(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.

Nidification. unknown.

Habits do not differ in any way from those o£ the other races.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
1938. Ithaginis tibetanus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1938
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
355
Common name: 
Molesworths Blood Pheasant
M_ID: 
1469
M_SN: 
Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4661

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