29. Gennaeus sharpii.
THE SALWEEN SILVER PHEASANT.
Oates says (p. 359) that this bird is described by Hume (i. 203) as E. crawfordi, and by Ogilvie-Grant (i. 276) as G. andersoni (see No. 25 ante).
Male 30"; 2 3/4 lbs. Female 24". Legs pink. Bill pale blue. Facial skin crimson.— Male: Crest glossy black. Upper plumage and wing-coverts black, each feather with five or six white lines on each web curved and parallel to the margin. Rump-feathers more finely marked than those of the back, but no fringe of white at the tips. Tail and lower plumage as in No. 24, G. lineatus.— Female: Differs from G. lineatus in having inner quills barred with narrow buff lines reaching to the shafts and broader white shaft stripes on lower plumage. (O. 76. H. & M., E. crawfordi, i. 203. O.G., G. andersoni, i. 276.)