11. Polyplectrum chinquis.
THE GREY PEA-PHEASANT.
Dounkalah, Aracan and Pegu; Munnowar, Deyodahuk, Assam; Deodurug, Garo Hills ; Kat-mor, Chittagong; Shwe-doun, Burma.
MALE 24 1/2" to 26", tail 12 1/2" to 14"; 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 lbs. Female 19", tail 8"; 14 oz. to 1 lb. Legs plumbeous. Bill horny brown. Spots grey-white on grey-brown ground. White chin. Facial skin pale yellow. Crest brush-like.— Male: Plumage brown, dotted white, with glossy violet ocelli, edged with successive rings of black, brown, and grey. Tail-coverts and tail with divided pairs of greenish purple ocelli, one on each side of the shaft.— Female: Head and neck dark brown, finely barred. Black, blotchy ocelli. Primaries and greater coverts liver-brown. Back, rump, and upper tail-coverts minutely pencilled buff-brown. Breast and abdomen hair-brown, minutely speckled. Ocelli on central tail-feathers rudimentary, on outer tail-feathers obscure, and on upper tail-coverts absent. (S. F. i. 36; H. & M. i. 110.) Found from Sikkim to Assam, throughout Burma (except Pegu) to Mergui and Siam. Eggs (2 x 1.44) buff. (B. 1327.)