1919. Gennseus leucomelanus

(1019) Gennaeus leucomelanus (Lath.).
THE NEPAL KALIJ PHEASANT.
Gennaeus leucomelanus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 322.
From the Gogra on the East this Pheasant is found throughout Nepal as far West as the Arun River. How much farther East is not known, but probably the Arun River forms its Eastern limit. I received several skins from Dhamkhata on the Tamra, a tributary of the Arun. Nepalese traders at Pankabari and Jalpaiguri bring down this species for sale in the markets. The birds were brought in with their eyes sewn up and I understand the sale is now pro¬hibited.
So far as is known this Pheasant breeds in much the same kind of country as that frequented by the preceding bird, and between elevations of 6,000 and 9,000 feet, but possibly both higher and lower than this.
The only eggs known are eggs given to me by Dr. Coltart and five more which I later acquired from his collection after his death. These eggs were brought in by Nepalese from somewhere in Nepal above Bettiah, and were given or sold to Mr. Ferry, who gave them to Dr. Coltart.
Of these eggs the clutch of five were taken on or about the. 23rd May and the pair on the 25th June.
All seven are a warm, but not bright), buff in colour and are typical Gennaeus eggs in shape and texture, smooth hut not highly glossed.
In size they vary from 46.1 x 27.7 mm. to 53.0 x 39.0 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: 
1919. Gennseus leucomelanus
Spp Author: 
Lath.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1919
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
210
Common name: 
Nepal Kalij Pheasant
M_ID: 
1518
M_CN: 
Kalij Pheasant
M_SN: 
Lophura leucomelanos
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15102

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