923. Phasianus mongolicus

923. MONGOLIAN PHEASANT.
PHASIANUS MONGOLICUS.
Phasianus mongolicus, Brandt, Bull. Acad. St. Petersb, iii. p. 51 (1844) ; Gould, B. of As. vii. pl. 41 ; Elliot, Monogr. Phas. ii. pl. iv. ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 328 ; P. brandti, Rothsch. Bull. B. O. Club, xii. p. 20 (1901).
Male ad. (Turkestan). Upper parts richly glossed with purplish carmine without any trace of golden orange ; wing-coverts white with a faint greyish tinge ; tail rather darker than in P. chrysomelas ; under parts more rufous ; flanks fiery red barred with greenish black, a conspicuous white collar continued round the back of the neck, but interrupted in front. Culmen 1.5, wing 9.2, tail 22.2, tarsus 2.5 inch. The female resembles that of P. chrysomelas, but on the dorsal feathers there is a subterminal black spot and a central bar.
Hab. The valley of the Syr-Darya east to Lake Zaisan, and the valley of the Black Irtisch, south to the valley of the Ili and Issik-Kul. In habits and nidification it does not differ from its allies. Eggs from Issik-Kul resemble those of P. colchicus, but are rather paler and measure about 1.91 by 1.44.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
923. Phasianus mongolicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
923
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
665
Common name: 
Mongolian Pheasant
M_ID: 
1594
M_SN: 
Phasianus colchicus mongolicus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10559

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