51. Ophrysia superciliosa

51. Ophrysia superciliosa.

THE PIGMY PHEASANT, or MOUNTAIN PHEASANT QUAIL.

(a plant with two leaves)=an eyebrow.

Male 10". Female 10". Bill coral-red. Legs dull red.— Male: Spots before and behind eye and beneath ear white. Mid-crown and nape brown-grey, with black shaft stripes. Forehead and wide band on each side of crown white. Sides of head, chin, and throat black, with white band on each side of throat. General plumage grey, edged black. Tail olive-brown.— Female: Spot before and behind eye white. Eyebrow stripes and sides of head pink-grey. Black band on each side of crown. Above brown, with black shaft stripes. Tail irregularly barred and mottled black. No other species of this genus is known. Mussoorie and Naini Tal. (B. 1348. O. 23. O.G. i 212. H. & M. ii. 106.)

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: 
51. Ophrysia superciliosa
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
51
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
91
Common name: 
Pigmy Pheasant Or Mountain Pheasant Quail
M_ID: 
1386
M_CN: 
Himalayan Quail
M_SN: 
Ophrysia superciliosa
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12711

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