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.