|Mrs. Hume's Pheasant|
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| Syrmaticus humiae|
The Mrs. Hume's Pheasant, Syrmaticus humiae is a species of pheasant found in China; India; Myanmar and Thailand.
Mrs Hume's Pheasant (note the lack of full stop after Mrs.)
The male is 90 centimetres (35 in) while the female is 60 centimetres (24 in).
The male is chestnut and blue-black, with white banding along scapulars and across wings, and has greyish rump and long greyish tail that is narrowly banded with chestnut and black.
The female is mainly grey-brown (marked with black) on upperparts, and pale rufous-brown (barred with buff) on underparts. Has suggestion of greyish band along scapulars, and narrow whitish wingbars. Tail is shorter than the male's; the tail feathers are tipped with white and outer tail feathers are mainly chestnut.
It is closely related to the Elliot's Pheasant, but Mrs. Hume's Pheasant has a chestnut abdomen and flanks.
Gives a repeated cackling waaak notes; also a sharp tuk tuk and a loud screech in alarm.
- ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Syrmaticus humiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- ^ a b c d e f mydigitalearth.com and Cool Idea LLC. (2013). eGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Version 1.1) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eguide-to-birds-indian-subcontinent/id530104501?mt=8
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