1432. Sarcogrammus atrinuchalis.
The Burmese Wattled Lapwing.
Sarcogramina atrogularis, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxxi, p. 345 (1862) (nec Charadrius atrogularis, Wagler). Lobivanellus atronuchalis, Blyth, Jerdon, B. I, iii, p. 648 (1864); Hume & Oates, S. F. iii, p. 181; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 457 ; Anders. Yunnan Bxped., Aves, p. 675; Hume, Cat. no. 855 bis; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 106; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 374; Salvadori, Ann. Mas. Civ. Gen. (2) iv, p. 613; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 316; Gates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. iii, p. 344. ? Sarciophorus bilobus, Blanf. Ibis, 1870, p. 470, nec auct. Sarcogramma atrinuchalis, Blyth & Wald. Birds Burin, p. 152. Sarcogrammus atrinuchalis, Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xxiv, p. 152.
Similar to S. indicus, except that the white band from the eye only extends to the ear-coverts, and the neck is black all round, also that there is a white bar forming a border to the black on the upper back ; there is also less white on the secondaries.
Terminal half of bill black, remainder of bill, the eyelids, and wattles red ; irides crimson ; legs and feet pale yellow ; claws black (Oates).
Length 13 ; tail 4.3 ; wing 8.5; tarsus 3 ; bill from gape 1.3.
Distribution. Throughout Burma, extending north to Bhamo and Manipur, east to Cochin China, and south to the Malayan Peninsula and Sumatra.
Habits, &c Similar to those of S. indicus, and the eggs are not distinguishable. The breeding-season is in April and May in Pegu, March in Tenasserim.