Genus RHIZOTHERA

Genus RHIZOTHERA.

LONG-BILLED FRANCOLINS.

The same as Francolinus, but tail is of twelve feathers. First primary is equal to the tenth (sixth longest). Bill stout, long, and curved. Pair of spurs in both sexes. Sexes quite different.

R. longirostris. The Long-billed F. from Malay Peninsula to Borneo. male 14 1/2". Crown rich brown. Above chestnut, blotched black. Neck, chest, and upper mantle grey. Below rufous. Female neck and breast chestnut.

E. dulitensis. Hose's L. B .F. from Borneo. Chest and breast grey. Below white. (O.G. i. 112-142.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus RHIZOTHERA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
107
M_ID: 
1320
M_SN: 
Rhizothera
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12752

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