934. Pucrasia castanea

934. CHESTNUT-BELLIED PUCRAS.
PUCRASIA CASTANEA.
Pucrasia castanea, Gould, P.Z.S. 1854, p. 99 ; id. B. of Asia, vii. pl. 27 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 314.
Male ad. (Kafiristan). Differs from P. xanthospila in having the lower neck, upper mantle and under parts rich chestnut-red, the rest of the upper parts paler and greyer, the elongated upper tail-coverts and middle tail- feathers brownish grey, with median black stripes, the latter also marbled with blackish ; rest of tail-feathers blackish brown, narrowly tipped with buff ; primaries dark brown, externally margined with buff. Culmen 1.2, wing 9.2, tail 9.5, tarsus 2.7 inch.
Hab. Northern Afghanistan and Kafiristan.
Nothing is on record respecting the habits or nidification of this species, and so far as I can ascertain only three specimens are known, the two types in the British Museum, and one in the Stuttgart Museum.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
934. Pucrasia castanea
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
934
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
670
Common name: 
Chestnut Bellied Pucras
M_ID: 
1491
M_SN: 
Pucrasia macrolopha castanea
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10133

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