956. Perdix hodgsoniAe

956. Tibetan Partridge.
PERDIX HODGSONIAE.
Perdix hodgsonioe, Hodgson, J. A. S. Beng. xxv. p. 165, and pl. (1857) ; Gould, B. of As. vi. pl. 74 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus xxii. p. 193 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 142.
Sakpha, Tibetan.
Male ad. (Ladak). Forehead buffy white, edged with black before and behind ; crown deep chestnut, washed with white ; lores, supercilium, and cheeks buffy white ; sides of and lower hind neck foxy red with grey mar¬gins to the feathers, forming a collar ; upper parts, wings and tail as in P. cinerea ; chin and upper throat white, with a buff tinge ; sides of head below the eye, and nearly meeting the front, black, below which is a white band ; under parts whitish, barred down to the lower abdomen with black, and a black patch on the middle of the body ; flanks washed with rufous ; bill and legs horn-green ; orbital skin reddish. Culmen 0.9, wing 6.4, tail 3.4, tarsus 1.6 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. Tibet north of Sikhim and Nepal and as far west as Hanle, at 14,000 to 18,000 feet elevation ; Kashmir. In habits it is said to resemble P. cinerea, and the eggs are pale drab, with a faint reddish brown tinge over the large end, and at the point of the smaller end, and measure 1.77 by 1.2.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
956. Perdix hodgsoniAe
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
956
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
684
Common name: 
Tibetan Partridge
M_ID: 
1316
M_CN: 
Tibetan Partridge
M_SN: 
Perdix hodgsoniae
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
11037

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