38. Tragopan satyra

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.)

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: 
38. Tragopan satyra
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
38
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
84
Common name: 
Crimson Horned Pheasant
M_ID: 
1481
M_CN: 
Satyr Tragopan
M_SN: 
Tragopan satyra
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12692

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