42. Lophura rufa

42. Lophura rufa.

VIEILLOT'S CRESTED FIREBACK PHEASANT.

Knokwah, Siam; Mooah-mooah (Malay).

Male 27" to 29"; 4 1/2 to 5 lbs. Female 23" to 24"; 3 to 3 1/2 lbs. Legs vermilion. Bill white. Naked face and wattles blue.— Male: Crest brush-like with bare shafts, black. Upper back and below black, glossed purple. Lower back and rump fiery red. Mid-tail white.— Female: Above chestnut, mottled black. Tail dark chestnut. Siam and S. Tenasserim, Malay Peninsula, and Sumatra. Eggs pale brown (2.25 x 1.68). (B. 1335. O. 81. H. & M. i. 213.)

Also L. ignita. The Bornean Crested F. P. Male 23", with lower plumage fiery gold and mid-tail buff. Female 22", with tail black.

L. diardi. Diard's Crested F.P. From Shan States, Siam, Cambodia, and Cochin China. Male 24", with neck, mantle, and chest grey, finely mottled black, and mid-tail black. Face and wattles red. 9 21", with wing-coverts and scapulars black, banded buff. (O.G. i. 246-248.)

Also the genus Acomus. The Crestless Fireback Pheasants, with tail of fourteen feathers. Crestless. Red face-patch, and spurred in both sexes.

A. erythrophthalmus. The Malayan Crestless F.P. Male 20", general colour black, finely mottled white. Female 18 1/2", black, glossed steel-blue.

A. pyronotus. The Bornean Crestless F. P. Male 20", with neck and mantle grey, mottled black with white shafts.

A. inornatus. The Black Crestless F. P. from Sumatra. Male 18 1/2". (O.G. i. 240-243.)

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: 
42. Lophura rufa
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
42
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
85
Common name: 
Vieillots Crested Fireback Pheasant
M_ID: 
1552
M_SN: 
Lophura ignita rufa
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12697

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