918. Phasianus chrysomelas

918. SEVERTZOFF’S PHEASANT.
PHASIANUS CHRYSOMELAS.
Phasianus chrysomelas, Severtzoff, Bull. Mosc. xlviii. pt. 3. p. 207 (1875) ; Gould, B. of As. vii. pl. 36 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 327 ; P. dorrandti and P. oxianus, Severtz. J. f. O. 1875, p. 225.
Male ad. (Amu-Darya). Differs from P. shawi in having the ground colour of the upper parts orange-red, more orange on the upper back, and redder on the lower back, rump, and upper tail-coverts, the mantle-feathers broadly margined with greenish black ; bars on the tail very narrow ; under parts more boldly marked with glossy greenish black ; ground¬colour of flanks golden orange. Culmen 1.5, wing 9.3, tail 21.4, tarsus 2.75 inch. The female resembles that of P. shawi, but the breast is more boldly spotted with black. Like P. shawi the males of this species some¬times have an indication of a white collar.
Hab. The valley of the Amu-Darya. Does not differ in habits or nidification from P. colchicus.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
918. Phasianus chrysomelas
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
918
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
662
Common name: 
Severtzoff’s Pheasant
M_ID: 
1589
M_SN: 
Phasianus colchicus chrysomelas
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10776

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