966. Tetraogallus altaicus

966. ALTAI SNOW-PARTRIDGE.
TETRAOGALLUS ALTAICUS.
Tetraogallus altaicus (Gebler), Bull. Sci. Acad. St. Petersb, i. p. 31 (1837) ; Gould, B. of As. vii. pl. 31 ; (Tacz.), F. O. Sib. O. p. 775 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 110.
Male ad. (Altai Mountains). Differs from T. himalayensis in having the head, fore back, and upper breast pale blue-grey unmarked with chestnut ; a patch in front of the eye, a narrow supercilium, chin, and middle of upper throat white ; breast sparingly marked with white and black ; a black line across the upper back ; rest of upper parts as in T. himalayensis, but greyer and only marked with white ; primaries brown, not white on basal portion ; under parts white, the thigh-feathers and lower flanks dark slaty blackish ; bill blackish horn ; legs orange ; iris brown. Culmen 1.5, wing 11.0, tail 7.0, tarsus 2.35 inch.
Hab. The Altai Mountains.
In habits and nidification this bird is said to resemble T. himalayensis, and its eggs, which are deposited in May, re¬semble those of that species but are paler. One in my collection measures 2.64 by 2.0.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
966. Tetraogallus altaicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
966
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
691
Common name: 
Altai Snow Partridge
M_ID: 
1128
M_CN: 
Altai Snowcock
M_SN: 
Tetraogallus altaicus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
9965

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