983. Turnix blanfordi

983. BURMESE HEMIPODE.
TURNIX BLANFORDI.
Turnix blanfordi, Blyth, J. A. Soc. B. xxxii. p. 80 (1863) ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 542 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 155 ; T. maculatus, Vieill. Nouv. Dict. xxxv. p. 47 (1819, nec. Temm.), David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 398 ; (Tacz.), F. O. Sib. O. p. 783 ; T. variabilis, Prjev. Voy. Oussouri. Suppl. No. 139.
Ngon, Burm.
Male ad. (Burma). Crown black varied with chestnut ; mesial line warm buff ; sides of head to above the eye pale yellowish buff, finely variegated with black ; upper parts greyish varied with chestnut and buff ; wing coverts spotted with black on warm creamy buff ; chin and upper throat buffy white, the lower neck pale rusty ; rest of under parts whitish, becoming warm creamy buff on the flanks and under tail-coverts ; sides of breast and flanks spotted with black ; bill brown, the base of the lower mandible, legs, and feet yellow ; iris yellowish white. Culmen 0.65, wing 3.6, tail 1.3, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female is larger, has the mesial line less distinct or absent, is altogether brighter in colour and has a broad ferruginous collar round the lower neck.
Hab. India (Assam, the Khasi Hills, Tipperah and Chittagong) Burma ; China ; Manchuria ; South-east Mongolia, Ordos, Kan-su and Koko-nor.
Inhabits grassy localities, gardens, and in Mongolia marshy places such as are frequented by Snipe, and is a silent shy bird. Nothing appears to be known respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
983. Turnix blanfordi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
983
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
704
Common name: 
Burmese Hemipode
M_ID: 
3866
M_SN: 
Turnix tanki blanfordii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10105

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