30. Gennaeus rufipes

30. Gennaeus rufipes.

THE RUBY-MINES SILVER PHEASANT.

Yit, Burma.

Male 34" Legs red, facial skin crimson. Crest glossy black. Upper plumage and wing-coverts white, each feather with four or five firm black lines on each web parallel to the margin. Closed wing black, with broad oblique white bars. Lower plumage glossy black. Tail-feathers obliquely barred black and white except inner web of mid pair, which is white.— Female: Not known. (O. 77.)

Also G. nycthemerus, the Chinese S. P. from S. China. Male 40". Female 20 1/2". Crest black. Above white, with black concentric lines. Mid-tail pure white. Eggs (2.1 x 1.6), brownish buff, finely pitted.

G. swinhoii. Swinhoe's S. P. from Formosa. Male 29 1/2". Female 19 1/2". Crest, mantle, and mid-tail pure white. Eggs (2.4 x 1.7) buff, dotted white. (O.G. i. 277-279.)

NOTE.— In Gallus, Calophasis, and Pavo the tail is longer than wing in males and shorter than wing in females.

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: 
30. Gennaeus rufipes
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
30
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
80
Common name: 
Ruby Mines Silver Pheasant
M_ID: 
1535
M_SN: 
Lophura nycthemera rufipes
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12681

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