957. Perdix sifanica

957. Kansu Partridge.
PERDIX SIFANICA.
Perdix sifanica, Prjevalsky, Mongol, i Strana Tangut. &c., ii. p. 124 (1876) ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 195 ; Berez, and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su, &c. p. 13.
Male ad. (Kan-su). Differs from P. hodgsonioe in lacking the black patch on the under surface of the body, and those on the sides of the head are reduced to a smallish patch below the eye. Culmen 0.9, wing 5.55, tail 3.0, tarsus 1.6 inch.
Hab. The alpine regions of south-west Kan-su, the Amdos plateau, the Nan-shan and Si-ning Mountains and Northern Tibet.
In habits it is said to resemble P. daurica, but its call-note is harsher, and when taking wing it utters a more squeaking and louder note than that bird. It is not found lower than about 10,000 feet above the sea level. It breeds in May, the number of eggs being about 15, these being similar to those of P. hodgsonioe.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
957. Perdix sifanica
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
957
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
684
Common name: 
Kansu Partridge
M_ID: 
1319
M_SN: 
Perdix hodgsoniae sifanica
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10455

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