THE ROCK-PARTRIDGES.

THE ROCK-PARTRIDGES.

The Rock-Partridges, of which there is only one representative in India, are small birds of a sandy colour, assimilating well with the rocky ground and sandy wastes they frequent. The sexes differ in colour, and the male bird has the sides of the body prettily banded with black and chestnut. The tail is short, slightly rounded, and composed of only 12 feathers. There is no spur or knob on the leg of either the male or the female. The bars on the outer webs only of the quills of the wing, and the chestnut tail, are characters which will serve to distinguish this from all other Indian Partridges.

A second species of this group, A. heyi, inhabits a considerable tract of country east and west of the Red Sea, extending on one side to the Persian Gulf. The male of this species differs from the male of the Seesee-Partridge in wanting the black forehead and the black streak over the eye. The females of the two species are quite alike.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of The Game Birds Of India(land Birds)
Reference: 
Oates, Eugene Wifliam. A manual of the game birds of India. Vol.1. 1898.
Title in Book: 
THE ROCK-PARTRIDGES.
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
184
Common name: 
THE ROCK-PARTRIDGES.
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
9700

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