Bird Families

Pterozolis (plumage features) of grouse

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Partridge (lat.Perdicinae) is a subfamily of pheasant birds. They are characterized by unfeathered tarsus and nostrils. They live in all countries of the world, with the exception of the Far North, lead a predominantly terrestrial lifestyle, feed on plant substances.

Classification

Previously, partridge belonged to a special subfamily in the grouse family, according to others, they were allocated to a special family.

Currently, the subfamily is classified as a pheasant and is subdivided into 22 genera:

  • Kekliki (Alectoris)
  • Desert partridges (Ammoperdix)
  • New Guinea Mountain Quail (Anurophasis)
  • Shrub partridges (Arborophila)
  • Bamboo partridges (Bambusicola)
  • Ocellated partridges (Caloperdix)
  • Quail (Coturnix)
  • Turachi (Francolinus)
  • Spur partridges (Galloperdix)
  • Red-headed partridge (Haematortyx)
  • Snow partridge (Lerwa)
  • Madagascar partridges (Margaroperdix)
  • Black partridges (Melanoperdix)
  • Himalayan partridges (Ophrysia)
  • Jungle quail (Perdicula)
  • Partridges (Perdix)
  • Rock partridges (Ptilopachus)
  • Long-billed partridges (Rhizothera)
  • Crowned partridges (Rollulus)
  • Ulary (Tetraogallus)
  • Kundyki (Tetraophasis)
  • Xenoperdix

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