4. Pterocles coronatus

4. Pterocles coronatus.

THE CORONETED SAND-GROUSE.

Corono, avi, atum=to crown, wreathe. Katinga, Sind.

Male 10 1/2" to 11 1/2"; 8 oz. Female 10" to 10 1/2". Legs fawn. Bill bluish. Primaries umber, white shafts, some with inner webs edged rufous. Yellow cheek-patch. Under-tail not barred.— Male : Crown buff, edged grey and yellow. Black stripe on each side of the bill, and one from chin down throat. Above light brown, mixed grey. Abdomen buff.— Female: Crown wanting. Pale cinnamon throughout with crescentic black cross-bars. Abdomen fawn, faintly speckled. Throat yellow, without black bar.

Range from N. E. Africa to Sind and Punjab, W. of Indus. Probably breeds in Sind. Eggs (1.5 x 1.06) taken in Afghanistan in May and June. (B. 1319. O. 6.)

Also P. gutturalis the Chestnut-vented S.G. from Africa, Male 12", Female 11.6"; and P. personatus, the Masked S.G. peculiar to Madagascar, Male 11.6", Female 11.5". (O.G. 19.)

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: 
4. Pterocles coronatus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
4
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
57
Common name: 
Coroneted Sand Grouse
M_ID: 
4788
M_CN: 
Crowned Sandgrouse
M_SN: 
Pterocles coronatus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12620

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith