(1958) Cryptoplectron manipurensis inglisi.
Microperdix inglisi Ogilvie-Grant, Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc, xix, p. 1 (1909) (Goalpara).
Vernacular names. Kala Goondri (Assam).
Description.— Adult male. Differs from C. m. manipurensis in being rather paler and less boldly marked with black both above and below.
Colours of soft parts. Iris brown; bill dark grey, base of mandible lighter and in some cases tinged with yellow; tarsus orange-red, toes and back of tarsus lighter; claws light brown (Inglis).
Measurements as in the typical form.
Female is paler and more grey than the female of C. m. manipurensis and has the black markings on the lower plumage less conspicuous.
Young birds are browner than the adult but more heavily marked with black. Bill above dark grey, with pale tip and pale base to lower mandibles ; tarsus flesh-colour.
Distribution. The foot-hills and adjoining plains of the Eastern Dooars, Jalpaiguri and Assam East to Sadiya.
Habits. Very little recorded except in notes by Inglis and Primrose, who found this Quail very common in Goalpara. In habits they closely resemble the Manipur Bush-Quail but are occasionally found in forest, especially when the heavy grass has been burnt. In the mornings and evenings they feed in the open, but never far from cover.