(1908) Syrmaticus humiae burmanicus.
THE BURMESE BARRED-BACK PHEASANT.
Callophasis burmanicus Oates, Ibis, 1898, p. 124 (Ruby Mines). Phasianus humiae. Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 80 (part.).
Vernacular names. Tit (Burma), Wuri (Kachin).
Description.— Adult male. Similar to the preceding bird but with the steel-blue of the upper parts confined to the extreme upper back and much more sharply defined from the copper-coloured mantle ; the rump is black and white instead of blue and white and the gloss, if present at ail, is a much deeper blue than in Mrs. Hume's Pheasant; the white fringes also are broader.
Colours of soft parts. The same as in S. h. humiae.
Measurements. Wing 215 to 236 mm.
Female not distinguishable from that of the preceding bird. Wing 195 to 210 mm.
Distribution. Northern Burma East of the Irawaddy, Shan States and Yunnan. It has been found South of Taungyi, Port Stedman and Loimai, and a pheasant, probably this, has been seen in the Bree country.
Habits. Similar to those of the last bird. Rather gregarious, associating in small flocks, perhaps family-parties, in the broken and rocky hill-country between 4,000 and 9,000 feet.