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Partridge

Partridges
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family†:Phasianidae
Genera
Perdix
Alectoris
Lerwa
Bambusicola
Ptilopachus
Rollulus
Haematortyx
Caloperdix
Arborophila
Xenoperdix
Melanoperdix
† See also Pheasant
Quail, Grouse
The partridge are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group.

These are medium-sized birds intermediate between the large pheasants and the small quails. The partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters. Many species are hunted as for sport or food.

Species list:

Genus Lerwa

  • Snow Partridge, Lerwa lerwa
Genus Alectoris
  • Arabian Partridge, Alectoris melanocephala
  • Przevalski's Partridge, Alectoris magna
  • Rock Partridge, Alectoris graeca
  • Chukar, Alectoris chukar
  • Philby's Partridge, Alectoris philbyi
  • Barbary Partridge, Alectoris barbara
  • Red-legged Partridge, Alectoris rufa
Genus Ammoperdix
  • See-see Partridge, Ammoperdix griseogularis
  • Sand Partridge, Ammoperdix heyi
Genus Perdix
  • Grey Partridge , Perdix perdix
  • Daurian Partridge, Perdix dauurica
  • Tibetan Partridge, Perdix hodgsoniae
Genus Rhizothera
  • Long-billed Partridge, Rhizothera longirostris
Genus Margaroperdix
  • Madagascar Partridge, Margaroperdix madagascarensis
Genus Melanoperdix
  • Black Wood-partridge, Melanoperdix nigra
Genus Xenoperdix
  • Udzungwa Forest-partridge, Xenoperdix udzungwensis
Genus Arborophila, the hill partidges[?]
  • Common Hill-partridge, Arborophila torqueola
  • Sichuan Hill-partridge, Arborophila rufipectus
  • Chestnut-breasted Hill-partridge, Arborophila mandellii
  • Collared Hill-partridge, Arborophila gingica
  • Rufous-throated Hill-partridge, Arborophila rufogularis
  • White-cheeked Hill-partridge, Arborophila atrogularis
  • Taiwan Hill-partridge, Arborophila crudigularis
  • Hainan Hill-partridge, Arborophila ardens
  • Chestnut-bellied Partridge, Arborophila javanica
  • Grey-breasted Hill-partridge, Arborophila orientalis
  • Brown-breasted Hill-partridge, Arborophila brunneopectus
  • Orange-necked Hill-partridge, Arborophila davidi
  • Chestnut-headed Hill-partridge, Arborophila cambodiana
  • Bornean Hill-partridge, Arborophila hyperythra
  • Red-billed Hill-partridge, Arborophila rubrirostris
  • Green-legged Hill-partridge, Arborophila chloropus
  • Annam Hill-partridge, Arborophila merlini
  • Chestnut-necklaced Hill-partridge, Arborophila charltonii
Genus Caloperdix
  • Ferruginous Wood-partridge, Caloperdix oculea
Genus Haematortyx
  • Crimson-headed Partridge, Haematortyx sanguiniceps
Genus Rollulus
  • Crested Wood-partridge, Rollulus rouloul
Genus Ptilopachus
  • Stone Partridge, Ptilopachus petrosus
Genus Bambusicola
  • Mountain Bamboo-Partridge, Bambusicola fytchii
  • Chinese Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola thoracica



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