55. Microperdix blewitti.
THE EASTERN PAINTED BUSH-QUAIL.
Sirsee-lowa, Mandla, Chanda.
Male 6" to 6 1/2" Female 14 to 2 1/3oz. Legs coral-red. Bill coral-red.— Male: Narrow black frontal band, with broader white band on crown. Breast and below chestnut, widely spotted black. Above grey.— Female : Grey, with broad pale frontal band. Sides spotted. CP. India. (H. & M. ii. 129.) Shaped something like a small Guinea Fowl.