The Red-legged Partridges, of which the present genus consists, are chiefly Palaearctic, one species ranging into Northern India. They are birds of moderate size and almost uniform upper plumage, having the flanks conspicuously barred with black or chestnut. The sexes are alike, except that the male has a blunt spur on the tarsu3. The tail, of 14 feathers, is slightly rounded, and about 5/8. to | the length of the wing. Third primary generally slightly the longest, 1st about equal to 5th or 6th.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
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