name = Partridges

image_width = 250px
image_caption = Chukar Partridge
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Galliformes
familia = Phasianidae
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision =

Partridges are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group.

These are medium-sized birds intermediate between the larger pheasants and the smaller quails. The Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters.

Species list in taxonomic order

*Genus "Lerwa"
** Snow Partridge, "Lerwa lerwa"
*Genus "Alectoris"
** Arabian Partridge, "Alectoris melanocephala"
** Przevalski's Partridge, "Alectoris magna"
** Rock Partridge, "Alectoris graeca"
** Chukar, "Alectoris chukar"
** Philby's Partridge, "Alectoris philbyi"
** Barbary Partridge, "Alectoris barbara"
** Red-legged Partridge, "Alectoris rufa"
*Genus "Ammoperdix"
** See-see Partridge, "Ammoperdix griseogularis"
** Sand Partridge, "Ammoperdix heyi"
*Genus "Perdix"
** Grey Partridge, "Perdix perdix"
** Daurian Partridge, "Perdix dauurica"
** Tibetan Partridge, "Perdix hodgsoniae"
*Genus "Rhizothera"
** Long-billed Partridge, "Rhizothera longirostris"
*Genus "Margaroperdix"
** Madagascar Partridge, "Margaroperdix madagascarensis"
*Genus "Melanoperdix"
** Black Wood-partridge, "Melanoperdix nigra"
*Genus "Xenoperdix"
** Rubeho Forest-partridge, "Xenoperdix obscuratus"
** Udzungwa Forest-partridge, "Xenoperdix udzungwensis"
*Genus "Arborophila", the hill partridges
** Hill Partridge, "Arborophila torqueola"
** Sichuan Partridge, "Arborophila rufipectus"
** Chestnut-breasted Partridge, "Arborophila mandellii"
** White-necklaced Partridge, "Arborophila gingica"
** Rufous-throated Partridge, "Arborophila rufogularis"
** White-cheeked Partridge, "Arborophila atrogularis"
** Taiwan Partridge, "Arborophila crudigularis"
** Hainan Partridge, "Arborophila ardens"
** Chestnut-bellied Partridge, "Arborophila javanica"
** White-faced Hill-partridge, "Arborophila orientalis"
** Bar-backed Partridge, "Arborophila brunneopectus"
** Orange-necked Partridge, "Arborophila davidi"
** Chestnut-headed Partridge, "Arborophila cambodiana"
** Red-breasted Partridge, "Arborophila hyperythra"
** Red-billed Partridge, "Arborophila rubrirostris"
** Scaly-breasted Partridge, "Arborophila chloropus"
** Chestnut-necklaced Partridge, "Arborophila charltonii"
** Grey-breasted Hill-partridge, "Arborophila sumatrana"
** Annam Hill-partridge, "Arborophila merlini"
*Genus "Caloperdix"
** Ferruginous Partridge, "Caloperdix oculea"
*Genus "Haematortyx"
** Crimson-headed Partridge, "Haematortyx sanguiniceps"
*Genus "Rollulus"
** Crested Wood Partridge, "Rollulus roulroul"
*Genus "Ptilopachus"
** Stone Partridge, "Ptilopachus petrosus"
*Genus "Bambusicola"
** Mountain Bamboo Partridge, "Bambusicola fytchii"
** Chinese Bamboo Partridge, "Bambusicola thoracica"

External links

* [ Partridge videos] on the Internet Bird Collection

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  • Partridge — Par tridge (p[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, icis, fr. Gr. pe rdix.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus {Perdix} and several related… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • PARTRIDGE — (Heb. חָגְלָה, ḥoglah), bird. Two species of the partridge are found in Israel, the see see partridge (Ammoperdix heyi) and the chukar partridge (Alectoris graeca). The latter is called ḥajel in Arabic, which is the ḥoglah mentioned as the name… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • partridge — [pär′trij] n. pl. partridges or partridge [ME partriche < OFr perdriz, earlier perdiz < L perdix < Gr, prob. akin to perdesthai, to break wind (< IE base * perd > FART): from whirring sound made by wings on rising to fly] 1. any of …   English World dictionary

  • partridge — (n.) late 12c., from O.Fr. pertis, alteration of perdis (perhaps influenced by fem. suffix tris), from L. perdicem (nom. perdix), from Gk. perdix, the Greek partridge, probably related to perdesthai to break wind, in reference to the whirring… …   Etymology dictionary

  • partridge — ► NOUN (pl. same or partridges) ▪ a short tailed game bird with mainly brown plumage. ORIGIN Old French perdriz, from Latin perdix …   English terms dictionary

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