Genus PERDIX

The common European Partridge is the type of this genus, in which are also included three Central Asiatic species; one of these inhabits Tibet and occurs just within Indian limits.

The tail is of 16 or 18 feathers (16 in the Tibetan species), rather more than half the length of the wing and slightly rounded. The 4th primary is usually the longest. There is no spur on the tarsus in either sex.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus PERDIX
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
134
M_ID: 
1303
M_SN: 
Perdix
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1956

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