26. Gennaeus williamsi

26. Gennaeus williamsi.

THE CHINDWIN RIVER SILVER PHEASANT.

Yit, Burma.

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.)

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: 
26. Gennaeus williamsi
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
26
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
79
Common name: 
Chindwin River Silver Pheasant
M_ID: 
1524
M_SN: 
Lophura leucomelanos williamsi
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12676

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