44. Lophophorus impeyanus

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.

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: 
44. Lophophorus impeyanus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
44
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
87
Common name: 
Chamba Or Bronze Backed Crested Moonal Pheasant
M_ID: 
1501
M_CN: 
Himalayan Monal
M_SN: 
Lophophorus impejanus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12700

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