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Pheasants, Partridges and Grouse: Including Buttonquails, by Phil McGowan, Visit Amazon's Steve Madge Page, search

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48 58 Adult Dark legs, bare yellow throat and heavily pale-streaked body distinctive. In flight has buff patch over bases of primaries. Text page 219 50d 50b 50c 50a 51b 49 51a 48 PLATE 18: PERDIX PARTRIDGES Medium-sized unspurred Palearctic partridges of open country. They are streaked and barred above, have dark belly patches, rufous tails and flank bars. Sexes are similar. 59 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix Text page 228 Europe and W Siberia; introduced North America. Seven races varying in overall colour saturation; eastern race robusta is paler grey, with weaker markings on upperparts.

Adult (rare chestnut mutation ‘montana’). 59a I I I I 59a 59c 59b 60c 60a 60b 61a 61b PLATE 19: ABERRANT PARTRIDGES 62 Long-billed Partridge Rhizothera longirostris Text page 232 Dry forest with bamboo. Compare Ferruginous Partridge. Two races; dulitensis of Sarawak Mts has greyer and paler underparts. 62b Adult male (nominate) Relatively large partridge with rufous face and underparts and yellowish legs. Easily identified even when rather long, deep-based bill not apparent. Flushes only with great reluctance but when does so shows contrast between pale buffy wings and rump, and dark mantle and back.

Best separated by range, but look for rusty throat and whitish belly, and duller grey-brown upperparts of Verreaux’s. Juvenile assumed similar to Szechenyi’s. 3 Szechenyi’s Monal-partridge Tetraophasis szechenyii Montane forest of E Tibet and W Sichuan, west of the Yalung River. 3a 3b 30 Adult Sexes similar. Purer grey rump and uppertail than Verreaux’s, buffier belly and yellow-buff (not rusty) throat. Juvenile Drab, with whitish shaft streaks and dark barring both above and below. Text page 173 7c 7b 7a 6c 6b 2 6a 3a 3b PLATE 4: ALECTORIS PARTRIDGES I Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca Text page 188 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I II I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I SE Europe, Italy and the Alps.

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