Bambusicola Gould. P. Z. S., 1862, p. 285.
Type, Perdix thoracica Temm.
This genus seems appropriately placed by Blanf or d between Galloperdix which it closely resembles in structure and Aborophila which it is very much like in coloration and appearance.
The tail is of fourteen feathers, is equal to more than three-quarters the wing in length and is well graduated; the wing is well rounded, the fifth primary longest, the second equal to the tenth and the first much shorter ; the tarsus is long and strong and furnished with spurs, sometimes in the female also ; the claws are of moderate length and slightly curved like those of Francolinus.
The genus ranges from Assam, through Northern Burma to China and Formosa. Only one species occurs within our limits.