Genus PTERNISTES

Genus PTERNISTES.

BARE-THROATED FRANCOLINS.

The same as Francolinus, but the throat and large eye-patch is naked. Males with one pair of spurs. Females without spurs.
(i.) Feathers of back and scapulars with dark shaft stripes.

P. nudicollis. The Cape Bare-throated F. from S. Africa. male 15 1/2". Naked skin round eye and throat crimson. Neck-feathers black, margined grey.

P. humboldti. Humboldt's B. T.F. from E. Africa. male 14". Naked skin blood-red.

P. afer. Sclater's B. T. F. from S. W. Africa. Like P. nudicollis, but eyebrow stripe and cheek are pure white. male 14".

P. cranchi. Cranch's B. T. F. from W. Africa. Naked skin crimson. male 14". Neck, mantle, chest, and below finely mottled black and white.

P. boehmi. Boehm's B. T. F. from C.E. Africa. Like P. cranchi, but under plumage with black shaft stripes.

P. swainsoni. Swainson's B. T. F. from S. Africa. Naked skin rose colour. male 14". P. rufopictus. Reichenow's B. T. F. from Equatorial Africa. Naked skin orange. male 15 1/2". Neck-feathers white, with black and rufous margins.

(ii.) Feathers of back and scapulars with white shaft stripes. P. leucoscepus. Gray's B. T.F. from N. E. Africa. Chest and breast white, margined brown. Naked skin orange. male 15".

P. infuscatus. Cabani's B.T. F. from E. Africa. The southern representative of P. leucoscepus.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus PTERNISTES
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
106
M_ID: 
1238
M_SN: 
Pternistis
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12751

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