(Phasianidae; Ϯ Grey Partridge P. perdix) L. perdix, perdicis  partridge  < Gr. περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge (cf. Gr. myth. Perdix, noted artist and skilled craftsman, nephew of the jealous Daedalus, by whom he was murdered, then metamosphosed into a partridge); "Perdix. Genus 6.  ...  Genus Perdicis.  Le genre du Perdrix  ...  **1. LA PERDRIX GRISE  ...  PERDIX CINEREA" (Brisson 1760): based on "Perdix" or "Perdix cinerea" of many authors; "Perdix Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 26, 219. Type, by tautonymy, Perdix cinerea Brisson = Tetrao perdix Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 87).
Var. Perdrix.
Synon. Sacfa, Starna.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).