942. Lophophorus lhuysi

942. CHINESE MONAL.
LOPHOPHORUS LHUYSI.
Lophophorus lhuysi, Verr. Bull. Soc. d’Accl. 2nd ser. iv. p. 706 (1867) ; Selater, P.Z.S. 1868, p. 1, pl. 1 ; Elliot, Monogr. Phas. i. pl. 19 ; Gould, B. of Asia, vii. pl. 54 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 403, pl. 110 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 281 ; Berez, and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su, p. 22.
Pae-mou-ky, Ho-than-ky, Chinese.
Male ad. (Moupin). Differs from L. refulgens in having the upper mantle dark red-golden, the lower mantle bronze-purple, glossed with blue-green, the crest composed of ordinary feathers and purple-bronze, the tail black spotted with buff, the margins of the feathers broadly glossed with bottle- green, the rump white ; soft parts as in L. refulgens. Culmen 2.1. wing 13.0, tail 12.5, tarsus 3.0 inch. The female, differs from that of L. refulgens in having the lower back white.
Hab. The more elevated portions of the mountains of Moupin, Szechuen, Eastern Koko-nor, South-west Kan-su ; probably also Yunnan and E. Tibet. In habits it resembles L. refulgens, and also lives at high altitudes. It feeds on vegetable matter, especially on succulent roots. It is very shy and wild, and its cry, which is uttered in the early morning and during rain, consists of three or four shrill detached notes. At night it roosts in a tree.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
942. Lophophorus lhuysi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
942
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
674
Common name: 
Chinese Monal
M_ID: 
1506
M_CN: 
Chinese Monal
M_SN: 
Lophophorus lhuysii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10143

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