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Green-necked Peacock Duck of various kinds, but never
Yit or Pheasant, allied to the very plentiful in Lower Burma
Peacock Pheasant Comb Duck or Perching Goose
Jungle Fowl Three kinds of Teal; three of
Five varieties of Quail Hares Six varieties of Plover
The following are peculiar to the Tenasserim province :a
Nicobar Pigeons Argus Pheasant
Double-spurred Peacock Phea- Great Fire-back Pheasant sant
The following are found in the hills only:a
Ruddy-necked Partridges Three varieties of Francolin
The best places in Lower Burma for game are :a
1. Arrakan range.
2. Mendoon, fifty miles west of Thayetmyo.
3. Maa ee Pass and along the spurs of the Arrakan range.
4. Eeingmah, Zeagoung, Pounday, along the base of the Yomahs in the Tharawadie district. In the Yomahs north of Pegu, near Cape Negrais, Bassein, north-west of Banlong, inland, along the foot of the Yomahs, in the Yomahs, Mong on the Sitting; inland from Shoayghein and throughout the Yonzaleen. Along the banks of the Attaran river, and in the districts of Mergui and Tavoy. In most of the places I have named there are shikaries who will accompany a European, but the difficulty is to obtain elephants, and without them it is useless looking for game in the vast savannahs, covered as they are with impenetrable long grass and reeds ranging from 4 feet to 30 feet in height, and with stems like those of the bamboo, but rather worse, for they are covered with a fluffy sort of down which irritates the skin almost as badly as the Cow-itch.
In the rains elephants and buffaloes wander about, and are met with generally all over the province, especially near cultivated tracts, adjacent to the long grass in which they lie hidden during the day and sally forth to ravage at night. But it is all but useless going after them during the monsoon. The