955. Perdix daurica

955. DAURIAN PARTRIDGE.
PERDIX DAURICA.
Perdix daurica (Pall.), Zoogr. Ross. As. ii. p. 78 (1811) ; David, N. Arch. Mus. Bull. iii. p. 38 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 192 ; P. barbata, Verr, and Desm. P.Z.S. 1863, p. 62, pl. ix. ; Gould, B. of As. vi. pl. 73 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 776.
Kouropatka-boradataya, Kamenoi-Riabtschik, Russ.
Male ad. (Dauria). Differs from P. cinerea in having the chin, throat, sides of the head and the breast warm golden ochreous, the feathers on the side of the throat elongated, and the pectoral horseshoe-shaped patch deep black. Culmen 1.0, wing 6.0, tail 3.4, tarsus 1.45 inch.
Hab. Central and Eastern Asia ; north and east to Dauria and the southern Baikal, west to the Altai ; Yenesei and Russian Dzungaria ; Eastern Turkestan ; Mongolia, Manchuria, Tibet, and Northern China. In habits it does not differ from P. cinerea, and its nest and eggs are similar, but the latter, which are usually deposited early in June, are somewhat smaller, measuring about 1.35 by 1.03.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
955. Perdix daurica
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
955
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
683
Common name: 
Daurian Partridge
M_ID: 
1313
M_CN: 
Daurian Partridge
M_SN: 
Perdix dauurica
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10188

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