20. Gennaeus albicristatus

20. Gennaeus albicristatus.

THE WHITE-CRESTED KALIJ PHEASANT.

Kalij, Kumaon; Kookera, Mussoorie; Kaleysur, Kulu ; Kolsa, Punjab.

Male 24" to 29"; 2 1/2 lbs. Female 20" to 23"; 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 lbs. Legs grey-brown. Bill greenish.โ€” Male: Head, neck, upper back, wings, and tail blue-black. Crest long, white, and hairy. Lower back and rump black, broadly fringed dull white. Eye-patch crimson. Throat and breast hackled light grey; below long grey hackles with white shafts.โ€” Female: Light brown, with each feather fringed white-brown and showing shaft white. Chin whitish. Tail except mid pair glossy black.โ€” Young assume full plumage in first year. In the Himalayas from Kumaon to Hazara, not W. of Indus or in Nepal. Breed from April to June. Eight or nine eggs (1.94 x 1.44), cream-white to reddish buff, glossy and finely pitted. (J. 810. B. 1336.) See illustration, p. 76.

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: 
20. Gennaeus albicristatus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
20
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
77
Common name: 
White Crested Kalij Pheasant
M_ID: 
1518
M_CN: 
Kalij Pheasant
M_SN: 
Lophura leucomelanos
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12670

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