1900. Polyplectron bicalcaratum bicalcaratum

(1900) Polyplectron bicalcaratum bicalcaratum (Linn.).
THE BURMESE PEACOOK-PHEASANT.
Polyplectron bicalcaratum bicalcaratum, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. v, p. 289.
Lowe defines the area of this Peacook-Pheasant as “Chittagong, Chin and Kachin Hills, South to Tenasserim, East to Siam.”
The habits and nidification of this race differ in no way, so far as is known at present, from those of the next bird, of which a full account is given, principally from my own experience.
I have very few eggs of this race ; it is very common in the Chin Hills and, indeed, in the lower ranges of nearly all the Burmese hills, hut the nest and eggs seem to have escaped the close search of numerous collectors. P. C. Cook obtained two eggs in the Kachin Hills on the 14th April ; Macdonald took two others in the Chin Hills on the 22nd April and, finally, Partridge junior collected two for me, together with the bird, on the 3rd March ; but one of these last eggs was broken by the struggles of the hen when snared.
This would seem to show that the normal clutch is two only, and the eggs are exactly like those of the Bhutan and Assam race.
My five eggs average 47.5 x 37.5 mm. and vary between 45.4 x 37.0 and 50.9 x 38.3 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1900. Polyplectron bicalcaratum bicalcaratum
Spp Author: 
Linn.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1900
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
194
Common name: 
Burmese Peacock Pheasant
M_ID: 
1630
M_SN: 
Polyplectron bicalcaratum bicalcaratum
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15086

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