London: W.H. Allen & Co, Ltd., 1897. — 411 p.The second volume of this work contains an account of all the remaining species of the Order Gallinae or True Game-Birds, as well as that curious and aberrant form the Hoatzin, and the Bustard-Quails. The subject has been treated in exactly the same way as in the previous volume, and the short descriptions of the adult male and female have in almost every instance been carefully compared and revised with the specimens in the British Museum, where the collection of Game-Birds is unusually fine and perfect. Only nine of the species mentioned in the first volume are not represented in the above collection, six of the desiderata being Francolins, while of the 221 species treated of in the present volume, though a like number are wanting, two or three of these appear to be doubtfully distinct species. Two birds are described for the first time in this volume: Whitehead's Bustard-Quail (Turnix whiteheadi), an extremely interesting and distinct new form met with in the neighbourhood of Manila, and Cholmley's See-See Partridge, from the Soudan and African shores of the Red Sea, a description of them both being given in the Appendix.
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