935. Pucrasia meyeri

935. MEYER’S PUCRAS.
PUCRASIA MEYERI.
Pucrasia meyeri, Madarasz, Ibis, 1886, p. 145 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 315.
Male ad. Differs from P. xanthospila, in having the breast and abdomen richer chestnut, the upper tail-coverts fawn colour, striped and freckled with black, the middle and tail-feathers rufous, becoming lighter at the tips, with two irregular black lines on each side, margined with fawn colour ; outer tail-feathers rich rufous on the outer webs and brownish on the inner margins, banded with black, each feather tipped with pure white. Culmen 1.10, wing 9.84, tail 9.45, tarsus 2.56. The female differs from that of P. xanthospila in having the middle tail-feathers rufous, irregularly patched with black, and the rest rich rufous, thinly margined on the inner sides with dusky brown, each feather banded with black and tipped with white.
Hab. Yer-ka-lo, Upper Mekong to Central Tibet.
I have not been able to examine a specimen of this Pheasant.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
935. Pucrasia meyeri
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
935
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
671
Common name: 
Meyer’s Pucras
M_ID: 
1495
M_SN: 
Pucrasia macrolopha meyeri
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10544

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