929. Phasianus scintillans

929. SUBSP. PHASIANUS SCINTILLANS.
Phasianus scintillans, Gould, Ann. Mag. N. H. (3) xvii. p. 150 (1866) id. B. of As. vii. pl. 38 ; Elliot, Monogr. Phas. ii. pl. xiii. ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 337.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from P. soemmerringi in being paler and not so red, the feathers on the back margined with golden yellow, those on the lower back, scapulars, wing-coverts, and rump narrowly margined with white edged with black ; tail with bars of black margined with buff and buffy white ; under parts vinous, varied with black and dull white. Culmen 1.15, wing 9.2, tail 34.0, tarsus 2.7 inch.
Hab. Hondo (Yokohama and Nagasaki). In habits it does not differ from P. soemmerringi ; eggs from Kozugo are uniform creamy white, and measure about 1.81 by 1.36.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
929. Phasianus scintillans
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
929
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
668
M_ID: 
1576
M_SN: 
Syrmaticus soemmerringii scintillans
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10983

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