44. Lophophorus impeyanus.
THE CHAMBA or BRONZE-BACKED CRESTED MOONAL PHEASANT.
Male 26". Differs from L. refulgens in having the lower back and breast golden green. Lower plumage highly glossed blue, and some of the tail-coverts maroon, tipped glossy green.— Female: Not known. Chamba.
NOTE.— Oates considers (p. 261) that this should be called L. chambanus.
(B. 1343. O. 55. O.G. i. 237.)
Also L. mantoni A variation of L. refulgens, with no bronze-red on neck. L. obscurus. A variation of L. refulgens, with crest, neck, and mantle very deep green, L. l'huysii. De l'Huys's Crested M. P. from W. China. Male 30". With crest of ordinary feathers, and the tail bluish green. Female With lower back white.