Rock bush quail

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Rock bush quail
Perdicula argoondah -Rajasthan, India -male-8.jpg
Male in India
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Family
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Perdicula
Species: P. argoondah
Binomial name
Perdicula argoondah
(Sykes, 1832)

The rock bush quail (Perdicula argoondah[a] is a species of quail found in parts of peninsular India. They are very similar to and overlap in range with Perdicula asiatica. They are found in small coveys and are often detected only suddenly, when they burst out into flight en masse from under vegetation. It is 6.7–7.25 in (17.0–18.4 cm) in length and weighs 2.25–3 oz (64–85 g).[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: the name "argoondah" follows "goondri", the Assamese name for the Manipur bush quail (Perdicula manipurensis).Aasheesh Pittie. "A dictionary of scientific bird names originating from the Indian region" (PDF). Retrieved April 27, 2009. [dead link]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Perdicula argoondah". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Hume, A.O.; Marshall, C.H.T. (1880). Game Birds of India, Burmah and Ceylon II. Calcutta: A.O. Hume and C.H.T. Marshall. p. 122. 

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