(1913) Pucrasia macrolopha nipalensis.
THE NEPAL KOKLAS.
Pucrasia nipalennis Gould, P. Z. S., 1854, p. 100 (Nepal). Pucrasia macrolopha. Blanf, & Oates, iv, p. 84 (part.).
Vernacular names. Pocrass (Nepal).
Description.— Adult male. Everywhere still darker than P. m. biddulphi; the black centres to the feathers occupy nearly the whole of both webs ; the chestnut on the fore-neck forms a collar all round the neck extending on to the shoulders ; on the breast and abdomen the black is also much greater in extent.
Measurements. Wing 208 to 228 mm.; tarsus about 66 mm.; culmen 23 to 26 mm.; crest 68 to 91 mm.
Female. Generally more rufous on neck and scapulars; tail-feathers, except the outermost, chestnut on the outer webs, blackish with white tips on the inner webs and with well-marked subterminal black bands.
Distribution. Western Nepal. Very little is known as to the exact localities whence skins were obtained or how far this Pheasant works East.
Habits. Nothing recorded.