22. Gennaeus melanonotus

22., Gennaeus melanonotus.

THE BLACK-BACKED KALIJ PHEASANT.

Muthura (Bengali); Kirrik (Bhutia); Kar-rhyak (Lepcha).

Male 21" to 25", tail from vent 9 1/2" to 12 1/3"; 2 1/4 to 3 lbs. Female 15" to 21", tail from vent 8" to 8 3/4"; 2 to 2 1/4 lbs. Legs horny brown. Bill pale yellow. Crest black. Orbital skin bright red.— Male: Above glossy black. No white on rump. Breast hackled white. Abdomen dull black.— Female: Brown, with feathers white-shafted, tipped grey on back, and broadly edged white below. From E. Nepal to Bhutan. Six to ten eggs (1.91 x 1.47), creamy white to brownish. (J. 811.)

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: 
22. Gennaeus melanonotus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
22
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
78
Common name: 
Black Backed Kalij Pheasant
M_ID: 
1521
M_SN: 
Lophura leucomelanos melanota
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12672

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