French: Perdrix de Przewalski German: Przewalskisteinhuhn Spanish: Perdiz magna
Other common names:
Zaidam, Koko-nor (= Ching Hai Ku Mountains), and northern Tibet
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. magna
(Przevalski, 1876) – WC China (N & C Qinghai).
A. m. lanzhouensis
Liu Nai-Fa, Huang Zu-Hao & Wen Long-Ying, 2004 – N China (NE Qinghai, C Gansu and SW Ningxia).
c. 36–38 cm; male 445–710 g, female 442–615 g. Pattern of collar unique among members of Alectoris: very narrow, mostly rusty brown with inner edge... read more
Song starts with an accelerating series of nasal clucking notes, suddenly switching to doubled... read more
Apparently occupies rocky hillsides and valleys covered with grass and small bushes from 1300 m to... read more
Food and feeding
Adults eat seeds, rhizomes, bulbs, seedlings and shoots; also some invertebrates, chiefly spiders, grasshoppers and beetles. Young birds... read more
Lays from early May until Jul; pairing from late Mar to mid Apr, during which period coveys disband (typically up to 30), although unmated... read more
Altitudinal migration reported to occur in E Qinghai Plateau, especially in cold winter weather,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Previously considered Near Threatened. Species has restricted range; occurs in Qinghai Mts Endemic Bird Area. Total... read more
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