38. Tragopan satyra.
THE CRIMSON HORNED PHEASANT.
a. satyr, companion of Bacchus; at first represented with long, pointed ears, a goat's tail, and small knobs, like horns, behind the ears.
Loongee, Kumaon; Moonal, Nepal; Nunal, Sikkim; Dafia, Bengal; Tirriak-pho (Lepcha); Omo (Bhutia).
Male 26" to 28 1/2"; 4 1/2 lbs. Female 21 1/2" to 24"; 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 lbs. Legs yellow-brown. Bill brown. Orbits blue.— Male: Gular wattle orange with blue cross-bars. Horns blue. Crest black in front, red behind. Sides of head with black feathers. Above brown, finely barred black, with white spots. On wing-coverts white ocelli edged black. Neck, breast, and below crimson, with white spots edged black. Tail black.— Female: Brown, with dark mottlings, and spotted with triangular buff marks. Below sandy, finely mottled black, with triangular white or buff shaft spots, the white lines below increasing in size from breast to vent. Common between 7,000 and 10,000 feet. From Kumaon through Nepal and Sikkim to Bhutan. Males generally outnumber females four to one. Eggs (2.58 x 1.82) nearly white, slightly freckled lilac. (J. 805. B. 1344. O. 50. O. G. i. 220. H. & M. i. 137.)