Image from page 243 of "The great and small game of India, Burma, & Tibet" (1900)
Authors: Lydekker, Richard, 1849-1915
Publisher: London : R. Ward
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
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in the stags. At this season the hinds, andsometimes also the stags, show traces of spotting on the flanks and back.The fringe of elongated hair on the throat is comparatively short, and Kashmiri shikaries only apply the term Barasingha to this deer when addressing Europeans. - This feature occurs in the mounted specimen in the British Museum (figured in Deer of All Lands),as well as in the skin of a second recently presented to the Museum by the Duke of Bedford, and intwo living examples at Wobiirn Abbey, so that it may be regarded as practically constant. The Hangul 197 not markedly darker than the rest of the coat. The young are statedto retain their light spots till the third or fourth year. The cry of themale hangul in the pairing-season is a prolonged squeal, quite unlikethat of the red deer, and approximating to that of the wapiti. In thewhiteness of the light rump-patch and its dark-coloured edging the hanguldeparts from the red-deer type to approach the group of Asiatic deer
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Fig. 33.—Male Hangul, with the antlers in velvet. From a photographby the Duchess of Bedford. known as sikas, as it also does to a certain degree in its comparativelysimple antlers. The maximum lengths of antlers of this deer recorded by Mr. RowlandWard are 48 and 47 inches, one of three examples with the latterdimension showing a tip-to-tip interval of 21, and a second of 30 inches. The true hangul inhabits the forests of the vale of Kashmir and someof the neighbouring valleys, such as Maru-Wardwan, Kishtwar, Badrawar,and Tilel, but further information is required with regard to the exactlimits of its distribution in the vale of Kashmir itself It is well known 198 Great and Small Game of India, etc. that hangul are to be met with throughout the range forming the north-eastern barrier of the valley, as well as that at its south-eastern extremity.In the Deer of All hands it is stated that they are unknown on the PirPanjal range, forming (with the Kaj-nag to the west of the Jhelam) th
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