1360. Microperdix blewitti

1360. Microperdix blewitti.

Blewitt's Bush-Quail.

Perdicula erythrorhyncha, apud Blanf. Ibis, 1867, p. 464; id. J. A. S. B. xxxviii pt. 2, p. 190; Ball, S. F. ii, p. 428 ; nec Sykes. Microperdix blewitti, Hume, S. F. ii, p. 512 ; Ball, S. F. iii, p. 294; vii, p. 225; Hume, Cat. no. 828 bis; Hume & Marsh. Game B. ii, p. 129, pl.; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. M. xxii, p. 204.

Sirsi-lawa, Central Prov. (Mandla, Balaghat, Chanda).

This is merely a race of M. erythrorhynchus, but is smaller and has a much smaller bill. The male is distinguished by having the sincipital white band much broader and the black forehead narrower, whilst the black chin is either inconspicuous or wanting. The whole colour too is greyer in both sexes, and the greyish-brown wash comes much farther down the breast, whilst the abdomen is a duller and paler red.

Bill, legs, and feet coral-red ; irides brown (Hume).

Length of male 6.5; tail 1.7 ; wing 3.1; tarsus 1; bill from gape .5. Female smaller.

Distribution. The forest region of the Eastern Central Provinces (Mandla, Balaghat, Seoni, Chanda, Raipur, Sironcha, Bastar), and of Chutia Nagpur.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
1360. Microperdix blewitti
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1360
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
122
Common name: 
Blewitts Bush Quail
M_ID: 
1380
M_SN: 
Perdicula erythrorhyncha blewitti
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
1933

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith