Tag: pheasants and partridges

Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa)

[order] GALLIFORMES | [family] Phasianidae | [latin] Ophrysia superciliosa | [authority] Gray, 1846 | [UK] Himalayan Quail | [FR] | [DE] | [ES] | [NL] Himalaya Kwartel | [copyright picture] Birdlife Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Genus A single species from north-western India; possibly extinct. Physical charateristics Rather nondescript quail with red bill and […]

Lesser Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)

[order] GALLIFORMES | [family] Phasianidae | [latin] Tympanuchus pallidicinctus | [UK] Lesser Prairie Chicken | [FR] Tetras pale | [DE] Kleines Prariehuhn | [ES] Gallo de las Praderas Menor | [NL] Klein Prairiehoen Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics A small, pale prairie-chicken; best identified by range. The gular sacs of the male are dull purplish […]

Mount Cameroon Francolin (Pternistis camerunensis)

[order] GALLIFORMES | [family] Phasianidae | [latin] Pternistis camerunensis | [UK] Mount Cameroon Francolin | [FR] Conure couronnee | [DE] Kamerunfrankolin | [ES] Francolin del Camerun | [NL] Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Terrestrial gamebird with red bill and legs. Male greyish below with warm brown upperparts and diagnostic red bill, eye-surround, legs and feet. […]