Birds Of The World:
Golden And Lady Amherst's Pheasants
The Burmese Pea Fowl
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( Originally Published Early 1900's )
(P. muticus), which ranges from Burma through the Malay Peninsula to Java, is slightly larger than the last, the full-plumaged male being over eighty-two inches in length as against a maximum of seventy-eight in the common form. In addition it is distinguished at once by having the feathers of the crest longer and equally webbed on either side of the shafts, instead of naked quills with fan-shaped extremities; another difference is in the wino coverts and shoulders being black in place of buff barred with black, as in the Common Peacock, and the neck and under parts green instead of blue. Its habits are very like those of its relative except that it is perhaps a more strictly sylvan or forest-haunting bird.