Genus TETRAOGALLUS

Genus TETRAOGALLUS.

SNOW-COCKS.

proper name; gallus=a, cock.

Sexes alike, or differing but slightly. Naked eye-patch. Tail of twenty or twenty-two feathers, five-eighths length of wing. First primary equal to fifth (second longest). Blunt spurs in males. Confined to Highlands of Asia and Himalayas, The larger forms approach the Capercailzies in size.

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 TETRAOGALLUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
108
M_ID: 
1108
M_SN: 
Tetraogallus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12756

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