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.)