39. Tragopan melanocephalus.
THE WESTERN HORNED PHEASANT.
=black ; = a head. Jewar, Garhwal; Jaghi, Bussahir; Sing-moonal, N. W. Himalaya; Fulgoor, Chamba; Jigurana, Kulu.
Male 27" to 29" ; 4 1/2 lbs. Female 24"; 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 lbs. Legs ashy. Bill black. Orbits bright red.— Male: Gular wattle purple, spotted and edged pale blue. Horns sky-blue. Crest black, tipped red. Sides of head naked. Above brown, irregularly barred and spotted white on black. Breast and below black, dashed dull red, with white spot. Tail black, barred buff except at tips.— Female: Above mottled grey and brown, the feathers edged brown with white shafts. Below ashy brown, with shafts more broadly marked, thus forming a series of white splashes in regular lines from throat to under-tail.— Young: Second year head and neck red. W. Himalayas to Kashmir. Six eggs (2.51 x 1.7), pale buff, finely freckled. (J. 806. B. 1345. O. 51. O.G. i. 224. H. & M. i. 143.) See illustration, p. 86.