1922. Gennseus horsfleldii williamsi

(1922) Gennaeus horsfieldii williamsi Oates.
THE ABAKAN KALIJ PHEASANT.
Gennaeus horsfieldii williamsi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v. p. 320.
It is very difficult to define the exact range of this race, as North, over a wide area, the birds are in a transition stage between Horsfieldii and williamsi and in the South between williamsi and oatesi. It occurs in the moderately high hills between the Manipur, Oyu and Irrawaddy Rivers. It is found in the Arakan Yomas in the South and in the East at Minbu and Thayetmyo. From the North I have seen specimens obtained in Homalin and Tammu.
So far as is known at present it breeds between 2,000 and 4,000 feet, but has been known to breed at or near Fort White in the Chin Hills at about 6,000 feet.
Hopwood and Mackenzie obtained nests and eggs in the Lower Chindwin, Wickham a rather doubtful clutch of three eggs at Tiddim and Livesey another of five, quite certainly identified, at Lotow, about 90 miles South of Haka, between 4,500 and 5,000 feet elevation.
The nidification differs in no way from that of horsfieldii, nor are the eggs separable from those of that bird.
All the eggs that I have seen have been laid in April and May, though the breeding season probably lasts longer than this.
Twenty-one eggs average 47.8 x 37.8 mm. : maxima 54.0 x 37.7 and 48.0 x 38.1 mm. ; minima 43.6 x 34.8 and 45.2 x 33.6 mm.

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: 
1922. Gennseus horsfleldii williamsi
Spp Author: 
Gates.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1922
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
214
Common name: 
Arakan Kalij Pheasant
M_ID: 
1524
M_SN: 
Lophura leucomelanos williamsi
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15106

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