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.— 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.— Female: Light brown, with each feather fringed white-brown and showing shaft white. Chin whitish. Tail except mid pair glossy black.— 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.