(2001) Turnix suscitator interrumpens.
THE TENASSERIM BUSTARD-QUAIL.
Turnix suscitator interrumpens Robinson & Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C, xlviii, p. 60 (1928) (Kossoom). Turnix pugnax. Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 150 (part.).
Vernacular names. Ngon (Burm.); Gaske-coone, Nock-coone, Nok-hum-maw (Siam).
Description. This race is rather close to plumbipes but has the upper plumage very grey, nearly devoid of rufous markings and with the black bars almost obsolete; on the other hand, the buff and white „ markings are also inconspicuous, the upper plumage having a very uniform appearance when compared with T. s. atrogularis, the South Malayan form.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing, 81 to 90 mm., 73 to 87 mm.
Distribution. Peninsular Siam and Burma to North-East Siam. In Burma the Northern limit is approximately lat. 20°, running up further North- on the East.
Nidification, Herbert found this Quail breeding during June, July, and August in Siam and gives the average size of the eggs taken by him as 23.5 x 20.0 mm.
Habits. Those of the species.