46. Ithagenes cruentus

46. Ithagenes cruentus.

THE BLOOD PHEASANT.

Cruentus, a, um= bloody, gory, blood-stained.

Selmung. Nepal; Soomong-pho, Sikkim.

MALE 17" to 19 1/2"; 1 to 1 1/4 lb. FEMALE 16 1/2" to 17"; 12 oz. to 1 lb. Legs coral-red, Bill black. Crest grey. Orbital skin scarlet.— Male; Forehead and feathers round eye black. Chin, throat, and cheeks crimson. Above dark grey, with white shaft and black edging. Upper tail-coverts widely margined crimson. Breast and below pale green, blotched blood-red.— Female: Brown, finely mottled. Forehead, chin, and throat rusty yellow. Nepal to Tibet. (J. 807. B. 1347. O. 48. O.G. i. 215. H. & M. i. 155.)

Also I. geoffroyi. Geoffroy's B. P from Tibet and China. MALE 17". Differs from I. cruentus in having long crest-feathers grey with white shafts, and chin, throat, and chest grey. FEMALE 16".

Forehead, chin, and throat brown. Eggs (1.95 x 1.31) buff, spotted brown.

1. sinensis. The Northern B. P. from N, China. MALE 17 1/2". Crest black-brown. Chin, throat, and foreneck dark grey, with white shaft stripes. FEMALE 16". Above brown, throat grey, breast pale brown. (O.G. 218, 219.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
46. Ithagenes cruentus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
46
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
89
Common name: 
Blood Pheasant
M_ID: 
1466
M_CN: 
Blood Pheasant
M_SN: 
Ithaginis cruentus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12703

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