French: Perdicule rousse-gorge German: Dschungelwachtel Spanish: Perdicilla golirroja
Mahratta region, India
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. punjaubi
Whistler, 1939 – NW India from S Kashmir S to Uttar Pradesh.
P. a. asiatica
(Latham, 1790) – C & NE India from Gujarat E to Bihar.
P. a. vidali
Whistler & Kinnear, 1936 – SW India S from Mumbai (Bombay).
P. a. vellorei
Abdulali & Reuben, 1965 – S India.
P. a. ceylonensis
Whistler & Kinnear, 1936 – dry plains NE of central hills of Sri Lanka.
c. 15–18 cm; c. 57–82 g. Outermost primary longer than innermost, and inner webs of primaries brown, usually diagnostic; differs from P. argoondahi,... read more
Advertising call is a rhythmic, harsh, slightly grating “chee-chee-chuck, chee-chee-chuck... read more
Dry scrub and brush habitats, often stony, ranging from thin grass to fairly dense deciduous... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available. Feeds on seeds, including those of grass, herbs, gram and millet, and some insects. Typically recorded... read more
End of rains to end of cold season: Jan–Mar in Karnataka, Oct–Mar in Deccan, Mar–Apr in EC India and Sri Lanka;... read more
No information available; probably sedentary, but thought to be migrant in Nepal. Coveys tend to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Considered safe because of extensive range and occurrence at edges of agricultural land, although not believed to... read more
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