1924. Gennaeus liheatus oatesi

(1924) Gennaeus lineatus oatesi Ogilvie-Grant.
THE PROME SILVER PHEASANT.
Gennaeus lineatus oatesi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 329.
This is the race linking Horsfieldii and williamsi with true lineatus, and is found in the Arakan Yomas from the North to the extreme South, where it meets the last-named bird. Its Eastern boundary appears to be the Irrawaddy River.
Feilden’s notes cover what is known of this bird’s breeding haunts : “This bird is tolerably common in the hills West of Thayetmyo, but appears to be unknown to any but Burmans. It seems to require rock and very steep hillsides, covered by long grass for shelter, and flat alluvial soil, bare of grass and covered with brushwood and young trees, for feeding ground.”
Thirty years after this was written Cook found them common in the same ground and equally common on bamboo-covered slopes between 1,000 and 2,000 feet.
Feilden obtained young birds in August near Thayetmyo, but the only eggs I have seen were all laid in March and April and were in clutches of two, three and five, the two first undoubtedly incomplete clutches.
Ten eggs average 47.0 x 37.1 mm. and vary between 48.8 x 39.2 and 46.1 x 35.3 mm.
They are, of course, indistinguishable from those of the pre¬ceding bird.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1924. Gennaeus liheatus oatesi
Spp Author: 
Ogilvie-grant.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1924
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
216
Common name: 
Prome Silver Pheasant
M_ID: 
1525
M_SN: 
Lophura leucomelanos oatesi
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15109

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