24. Gennaeus lineatus.
THE VERMICELLATED KALIJ PHEASANT.
Lineo, avi, atum = to fashion to a straight line. Yit, Kayit (Burmese); Phoogyk (Karen); Rak, Aracan; Synklouk (Tallin).
Male 25 1/2" to 30"; to 3 lbs. Female 20" to 24" : 2 to 2 1/2 lbs. Legs pinkish brown. Bill greenish horny. Facial skin blood-red.— Male: Crest black. Above, and nearly whole tail, black, finely zigzagged white; inner webs and tips of mid-tail feathers entirely white. No white fringes on rump. Chin and throat black. Below black, with white shafts.— Female: Above pale olive-brown, with white across head, and with bars on side of neck. Neck and mantle with arrow-headed white marks. Below chestnut, with white shafts. Found in the greater part of Burma and N.W. Siam. Breeds in March or April. Six or seven eggs (1.97 x 1.46), pale buff. (S. F. iii. 166. B. 1340. O. 75. O. G. i. 272.)