Tag Archive: pheasants and partridges

Feb 28 2012

Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa)

Himalayan Quail

[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 …

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Jul 07 2011

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 …

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Jun 08 2011

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. …

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Jun 08 2011

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

[order] GALLIFORMES | [family] Phasianidae | [latin] Tetrao urogallus | [UK] Capercaillie | [FR] Grand Tetras | [DE] Auerhuhn | [ES] Urogallo | [NL] Auerhoen Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Huge grouse, with noticeably broad wings and tail and heavy bill. Male looks all slate at …

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Jun 08 2011

Hazel Grouse (Bonasa Bonasia)

[order] GALLIFORMES | [family] Phasianidae | [latin] Bonasa Bonasia | [UK] Hazel Grouse | [FR] Gelinotte des bois | [DE] Haselhuhn | [ES] Grevol | [NL] Hazelhoen Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Tetrastes bonasia EU nw, nc, ne Tetrastes bonasia amurensis ne China to n Korea Tetrastes bonasia …

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