1913. Pucrasia macrolopha nipalensis

(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.

Nidification. Unknown.

Habits. Nothing recorded.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
1913. Pucrasia macrolopha nipalensis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1913
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
313
Common name: 
Nepal Koklas
M_ID: 
1494
M_SN: 
Pucrasia macrolopha nipalensis
Volume: 
Vol. 5
id: 
4624

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