By Salim Ali, S. Dillon Ripley
This enormous ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which used to be released in 1996, is the main accomplished and trustworthy reference paintings at the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A completely revised moment variation with new plates, textual content revisions, and the addition of latest subspecies, it comprises information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic adjustments, besides existence historical past details, bills of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration records.
someone with an curiosity in natural world at the Indian subcontinent, will locate those volumes to be a rare source.
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C. coromandelica ........... Page 42 37 41 COTIJRNIX COTURNM (Linnaeus) Key to the Subepedem Feathen of chin lengthened and bristly. C. c. japonica Feathers of chin normal; black in males, creamy-buff in females ................................................ 250. coturnix Grey Qud. Coturnix coturnix coturnix (Linnaeus) Tefrao Coturnix Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. , ed. 10, 1: 161 (Europe, Asia, Africa. Restricted type locality, Sweden, ex Fn. ) Baker, FBI No. 1950, Vol. 5: 372 Plate 21, fig. 3, facing p.
COLOURS OF BARE PARTS. Iris brown or hazel-brown. Bill black or dark horny brown; tip of lower mandible whitish, Legs and feet reddish brown to orange-red or brick-red; claws black or horny brown. C h i c k (in down). Unducribed, but see 237. S. Government's Fish and Wildlife Service to introduce Indian francolins as game birds into certain ecologically equivalent areas in N. America. I n this connexion the Special Scientific Report - Wildlife No. 81, 1964, entitled ' A Study and Review of the Black Francolin and the Gray Francolin ' by Gardiner & Janet W.
It is repeated at intervals of 15 seconds or so, several birds answering one another from all directions. P. ehs&n-pGz-ddsrik (' Garlic, onion, ginger ') by more down-to-earth gourmets! The spirited call, with neck upstretched, ends with an up-and-down waggle of the tail. BREEDmo. Season, very protracted : March to October, varying somewhat in different parts of its range. Nest, a shallow depression scraped in the ground and lined with grass. Placed amongst the roots of tall plumed grass tussocks and bushes, or in tamarisk scrub, grassland or millet fields, sometimes well-concealed, sometimes in absurdly exposed situations.