Genus AMMOPERDIX

Genus AMMOPERDIX.

Ammoperdix Gould, B. of Asia, vii, pi. i, part iii (1851).

Type, Perdix bonhami Fraser=A. griseogularis Brandt.

The genus Ammoperdix contains two species of small Partridges extending from North-East Africa to South-West Asia as far as North-West India.

The tail of twelve feathers is short, not exceeding half the length of the wing; the latter is rounded, the third or fourth primary the longest, the first, second, fifth and six graduated; the tarsi are strong and of fair length, there are no spurs but the male occasionally has a small knob or incipient spur on one or both legs; the bill has a distinct cere, brighter in colour than the rest of the bill.

The sexes differ from one another in coloration.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus AMMOPERDIX
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
405
M_ID: 
1166
M_SN: 
Ammoperdix
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4720

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