921. Phasianus vlangali

921. YLANGAL’S PHEASANT.
PHASIANUS VLANGALI.
Phasianus vlangali, Prjev. Mongol, i Strana Tangut. &c., ii. p. 116, pl. xvi ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 330.
Male ad. (Tsaidam). Differs from P. strauchi in having the upper back, scapulars, and least wing-coverts golden orange, the rump and upper tail-coverts bluer, the under parts rather paler, the tail paler, more narrowly barred, and not margined with greenish blue. Culmen 1.45, wing 9.5, tail 19.6, tarsus 2.6 inch. The female resembles that of P. colchicus but is paler, and the chin and throat are pure white.
Hab. Tsaidam, west to the Tsaidam marshes, north to the Koko-nor mountains. Frequents the cane brakes and bush-covered localities, and in winter feeds on berries. It commences nidification very early, sometimes as early as the middle of February.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
921. Phasianus vlangali
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
921
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
664
Common name: 
Vlangal's Pheasant
M_ID: 
1597
M_SN: 
Phasianus colchicus vlangalii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
11066

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