(2002) Turnix suscitator pallescens.
THE PEGU BUSTARD-QUAIL.
Turnix suscitator pallescens Robinson & Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C, xlviii, p. 60 (1928) (Thayetmyo). Turnix pugnax. Blanf. & Oatos, iv, p. 150 (part.).
Vernacular names. Ngon (Burm,).
Description. This is a much paler dry-zone form, approximating the dry-zone form, taijoor, of India; the white striations on the upper surface are broad and conspicuous but there are no red bars as in blakistoni or black as in the Southern forms. The tint is decidedly rufous-grey, not isabelline as in isabellinus.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing, 2 80 to 88 mm., 80 to 83 mm.
Distribution. The dry zone of Central Burma in Pegu, roughly from Rangoon to Thayetmyo and Tounghoo but not, so far as is yet known, crossing the Sittoung.
Nidification. Oates took the eggs of this form in Pegu in August and Hopwood and Wickham took others between June and that month. They are just the same as those of the other races but no measurements have been recorded.
Habits. Those of the species.