928. Phasianus soemmerringi

928. SOEMMERRING’S PHEASANT.
PHASIANUS SOEMMERRINGI.
Phasianus soemmerringi, Temm. Pl. Col. v. pls. 8, 9 ; Gould, B. of As. vii. pl. 37 ; Elliot, Monogr. Phas. ii. pl. xii. ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 370 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 336.
Yamadori, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). General colour chestnut with a brownish tinge, the feathers on the upper parts glossed with purplish carmine shot with gold, the basal portions of the feathers black ; quills blackish brown mottled with rufous buff ; tail very long, rich chestnut, the middle feathers with narrow black bars which are above dark margined, the outer feathers broadly tipped with black ; under parts vinous chestnut, paler towards the margins of the feathers. Culmen 1.10, wing 8.6, tail 36.0, tarsus 2.55 inch. The female has the crown blackish brown, the feathers margined with rufous buff, the upper parts rufous buff and cinnamon buff, marked with black ; middle tail-feathers rufous mottled with black, the outer ones sub- terminally barred with black and tipped with white ; throat and neck pale buff, the feathers tipped with black ; breast and under pails paler and black at base of feathers, tail shorter, only 7.6 inch.
Hab. The islands of Hondo and Kiu-siu, Japan. Soemmerring’s frequents both the plains and higher portions of the mountains. I do not find any special record of its habits, and, indeed, have very meagre information respecting the range of this, and the next two subspecies in the Japanese Islands.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
928. Phasianus soemmerringi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
928
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
667
Common name: 
Soemmerring’s Pheasant
M_ID: 
1575
M_CN: 
Copper Pheasant
M_SN: 
Syrmaticus soemmerringii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10830

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