Crested in both sexes. Sides of head feathered. Tail of sixteen feathers, upper tail-coverts nearly as long as tail. In males plumage lanceolate and cocklike; central drooping crest outflanked by greatly elongated ear-coverts. One spur on each tarsus. From Afghanistan to Nepal (none in the Eastern Himalayas), and China.
A. With basal part of outer tail never grey.