from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beautiful genus of pheasants of the family Phasianidæ and subfamily Lophophorinæ, having the head crested, the nostrils feathered, the tail long and cuneate, the wings short and rounded, inhabiting Asia in the Himalayan region, China, and parts of India. The common pucras is P. macrolopha; the buff-spotted is P. xanthospila; P. duvauceli is a third species.


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