950. Caccabis petrosa

950. BARBARY PARTRIDGE.
CACCABIS PETROSA.
Caccabis petrosa (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 758 (1788) ; (Gould), iv. pl. 261, fig. 1 ; Dresser, vii. p. 111, pl. 471, fig. 2 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 120.
Pernice di Sardegna, Ital. ; El Hedjel, Moor.
Male ad. (Sardinia). Differs from C. rufa in having the crown, nape, and hind neck rich chestnut-red, the sides of the head above and below the eye and the throat bluish ash ; the collar, which is broad on the sides and narrow in the middle, rich chestnut-red spotted with white ; throat below the collar bluish ash ; outer scapulars and some of the wing-coverts deep bluish ash broadly margined with chestnut ; soft parts as in C. rufa. Culmen 0.9, wing 6.1, tail 3.75, tarsus 1.85 inch.
In habits it does not differ from C. rufa, and its eggs, 10 to 15 in number, are deposited in April and resemble those of C. rufa, but are as a rule more richly marked with rufous.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
950. Caccabis petrosa
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
950
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
679
Common name: 
Barbary Partridge
M_ID: 
1154
M_CN: 
Barbary Partridge
M_SN: 
Alectoris barbara
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
9996

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