916. Phasianus zarafschanicus

916. SUBSP. PHASIANUS ZARAFSCHANICUS.
Phasianus zarafschanicus, Tarnovski, Field, lxxvii. p. 409 (1891) ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 326 ; P. tarnovskii, Seebohm, P.Z.S. 1892, p. 271.
Male ad. Is nearest allied to P. persicus but has the upper parts rather paler, the ground-colour of the whole including the rump and upper tail-coverts pale golden orange ; under parts rather more boldly barred than in P. persicus ; a somewhat faintly defined collar on the sides and back of the neck.
Hab. Zarafschan Valley. This Pheasant frequents the damp reedy parts along the Zarafschan river and frequents the fields and gardens in search of food. Nothing appears to be known respecting its nidifica¬tion, which doubtless does not differ from that of P. persicus.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
916. Phasianus zarafschanicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
916
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
661
M_ID: 
1592
M_SN: 
Phasianus colchicus zerafschanicus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10977

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