116. Otis tetrax

116. Otis tetrax.

THE LITTLE or BUTTERFLY BUSTARD.

Tetrax= a bird known to the ancient Greeks. Chota-tilaor, India.

Male 17" to 19"; 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. Legs yellow. Bill brown.— Male: In summer, neck and upper breast black, with white necklet and white gorget. In winter, chin and throat white; sides of head, neck, and foreneck streaked and mixed black and buff. Breast white. Back chestnut, streaked black irregularly. Tail of eighteen feathers.— Female: Head and neck chestnut, mottled black. Breast with short black bars. S. Europe, N. Africa, C. Asia, including Afghanistan and Yarkand. Eggs (2.0 x 1.5) glossy green, more or less blotched brown. (B. 1413. H. & M. i. 3.)

Also O. affinis, an extinct species from Bavaria.

Also the genus Lophotis. Two species— L. ruficristata, 16", from S. Africa; and L. gindiana, 16", from E. Africa.

Also the genus Compsotis. Two species— C. afra, 19", from S. Africa; and C. leucoptera, 19", from S.E. Africa.

Also the genus Heterotetrax. Three species— S. vigorsi, 20", from S. Africa; H. ruppelli, 20", from S. Africa ; and H. humilis, 16", from Somaliland.

Also the genus Neotis. Five species— N. ludwigi, 36" from S. Africa; N. bur chilli, 30", from N.E. Africa; N. caffra, 30", from S. Africa; N. denhami, 38", from W. Africa; and N. henglini, 25", from Somaliland.

Also the genus Lissotis. Four species— L. maculipennis, from E. Africa; L. nuba, 25", from N.E. Africa; L. melanogaster, 22", from tropical Africa ; and L. hautlaubi, 27", from N.E. Africa.

Also the genus Trachelotis. Four species— T. coerulescens, 16", from S. Africa; T. canicollis, 22", from E. Africa; T. senegalensis, 18", from E. Africa; and T. barrovii, 17", from S. Africa.

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: 
116. Otis tetrax
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
116
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
139
Common name: 
Little Or Butterfly Bustard
M_ID: 
3310
M_CN: 
Little Bustard
M_SN: 
Tetrax tetrax
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12831

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