26. Gennaeus williamsi.
THE CHINDWIN RIVER SILVER PHEASANT.
Male 24". Female 21". Legs dark flesh colour. Facial skin crimson.— Male: Crest glossy black. Mantle, back, and rump coarsely vermiculated, across the shafts buff. Each feather of lower back and rump with a firm black band, fringed broadly white. Wing-coverts black, with five or six buff lines on each web parallel to the margin of feather. Tail black, obliquely barred buff. Below glossy blue-black.— Female: Upper plumage and wings red-brown, edged paler, and minutely freckled black. Throat ashy white. Below, ash-brown, edged grey, with grey shaft streak. Mid-tail chestnut, mottled, and barred black; intermediate feathers mottled and barred white; and the outermost pair black. Chindwin River, Upper Burma. (0. 72.)