24. Gennaeus lineatus

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.)

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: 
24. Gennaeus lineatus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
24
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
79
Common name: 
Vermicellated Kalij Pheasant
M_ID: 
1526
M_SN: 
Lophura leucomelanos lineata
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12674

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