52. Perdicula asiatica.
THE JUNGLE BUSH-QUAIL.
Lowa (Hindi); Juhar, Manbhoom ; Girza-pitta (Telugu); Kari lowga, Mysore.
Male 6 1/3" to 7"; 2 to 3 oz. Legs yellow. Bill dusky red.— Male.- Chin and throat chestnut. White superciliary stripe from nostril to nape 1 1/6". Upper plumage dark red-brown, bordered black, with black bars and buff shaft streaks. Quills brown with buff spots on outer webs, inner webs plain. Under surface white or grey barred black.— Female : Lower plumage spotless rufous, with white shafts. Superciliary stripe nearly 1" long. India and Kashmir. Five to seven eggs (1.0 x 0.85), cream colour. (J. 826. B. 1357. O. 21. O. G. i. 153. H. & M. ii. 109.)