914. Phasianus shawi

914. SHAW’S PHEASANT.
PHASIANUS SHAWI.
Phasianus shawi, Elliot, P.Z.S. 1870, p. 403 ; id. Monogr. Phas. ii. pl. 1 ; Gould, B. of As. vii. pl. 35 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 326 ; P. insignis, Elliot, P.Z.S., 1870, p. 404 ; id. Monogr. Phas. ii. pl. iii.
Male ad. (Yarkand). Differs from P. principalis in having the white of the wing-coverts slightly tinged with greyish, the upper parts rather redder and less marked with black, the rump slightly tinged with green, the tips of the flank feathers blacker and less purple in tinge, and the carmine-peach tinge on the breast is wanting. Culmen 1.25, wing 9.5, tail 16.5, tarsus 2.55 inch. Sometimes the males of this species have a trace of a white collar. The female resembles that of P. principalis.
Hab. The valleys of the Yarkand, Kashgar, Aksu, and Khotan rivers.
In habits this bird does not differ from P. colchicus, and eggs in my collection are not distinguishable from those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
914. Phasianus shawi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
914
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
660
Common name: 
Shaw’s Pheasant
M_ID: 
1595
M_SN: 
Phasianus colchicus shawii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10783

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