French: Ganga indien German: Bindenflughuhn Spanish: Ganga india
Other common names:
J. F. Gmelin
NE Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) E to N India (N Haryana District) and from Gujarat E to West Bengal and Odisha, S through peninsula to Tamil Nadu.
28 cm; c. 170–227 g. As P. lichtensteinii, P. quadricinctus and P. bicinctus, small, densely barred, with short tail and black and white... read more
Flight call a rapid sequence of 2–4 staccato gravelly notes, with emphasis on the last one “dji-dji... read more
Bare foothills and plateaux, sparsely covered with scrub or thorn bushes (Acacia, ... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, some shoots and apparently termites in certain seasons. Drinks after dusk.
Perhaps mostly Apr–May-Jun, but scattered records in all other months except Jul and Sep. Scrape among stones and earth, with little... read more
Sedentary, perhaps locally nomadic. Tends to concentrate in some areas near the end of the rains. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Moderately common in parts of India; rather rare and local, but locally frequent in Pakistan. Usually in pairs or small groups.
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