French: Galloperdrix rouge German: Rotes Spornhuhn Spanish: Faisancillo rojo
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
Madagascar; error = Ootacamund, Nilgiri Hills, India.
Races intergrade#R. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. s. caurina
Blanford, 1898 – NW India (Aravalli Hills, in S Rajasthan).
G. s. spadicea
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Peninsular India (Uttar Pradesh and S Bihar S to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu).
G. s. stewarti
E. C. S. Baker, 1919 – SW India (Kerala).
35·5–38 cm; 284–454 g. Rather long-bodied with relatively long, dark tail. Upperparts scaled, sometimes appearing rather frosted. Female generally has... read more
Male’s advertising call is an emphatic crowing “k-r-r-r-kwek, kr-kr-kwek, kr-kr-kwek... read more
Occupies a variety of habitat types, both dry and moist, especially those in hilly ground that... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, berries, fruits, especially figs, and various invertebrates. Mainly forages within vegetation, though will feed on paths and at... read more
Reported in most months: spadicea generally in Jan–Jun; caurina May–Jun; and stewarti in most months... read more
Sedentary, remaining in same area for long periods. When alarmed, dodges from one piece of cover to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Considered safe because of extensive range, throughout which it is considered widely scattered; also because at any... read more
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