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Phasianidae

Erckel’s francolin

Pternistis erckelii Photo by Jim Denny (Flickr) Common name:Erckel’s francolin (en); francolim-de-Erckell (pt); francolin d’Erckel (fr); francolín de Erckel (es); Erckelfrankolin (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is found in Eritrea, northern Ethiopia and eastern Sudan.Size:These birds are 39-43 cm long and weigh 1.050-1.590 g.Habitat:The Erckel’s francolin is mostly found in high-altitude scrublands, favouring areas dominated by […]

Painted spurfowl

Galloperdix lunulata Photo by Rishiraj Deval (India Nature Watch) Common name:painted spurfowl (en); perdiz-colorida (pt); galloperdrix lunulée (fr); faisancillo moteado (es); perlspornhuhn (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is endemic to India, being found south of the Gangetic Plain, from eastern Rajasthan to West Benghal and south to southern Karnataka and northern Tamil Nadu.Size:These birds are 27-34 […]

Taiwan partridge

Arborophila crudigularis Photo by Kun Chin Chung (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:Taiwan partridge (en); perdiz-da-Formosa (pt); torquéole de Formose (fr); arborófila de Formosa (es); Taiwanbuschwachtel (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is endemic to Taiwan, being found throughout most of the island with the exception of the westernmost and southernmost parts.Size:These birds are 22-28 cm long and […]

Grey francolin

Francolinus pondicerianus Photo by Jugal Tiwari (Discover Life) Common name:grey francolin (en); francolim-cinzento (pt); francolin gris (fr); francolín gris (es); wachtelfrankolin (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is found throughout most of India and eastern Pakistan, and also into southern Nepal, southern Iran and marginally into Afghanistan. It has also been introduced to the south-eastern Arabian Peninsula, […]

Buff-throated partridge

Tetraophasis szechenyii Photo by Hu Yong (Oriental Bird Images) Common name:buff-throated partridge (en); perdiz-faisão-de-papo-pardo (pt); tétraophase de Szecheny (fr); perdiz-faisán gorgiclara (es); rostkehl-keilschwanzhuhn (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is found in the mountains of Tibet, in south-western China and marginally into extreme north-eastern India.Size:These birds are 30-60 cm long and weigh 660-1.800 g.Habitat:The buff-throated partridge is […]

Common pheasant

Phasianus colchicus Photo by Gerard Blokhuis (Wikipedia) Common name:common phaesant (en); faisão (pt); faisan de Colchide (fr); faisán común (es); fasan (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:These bird originate from Asia, from the Caucasus, through northern Iran into Kazakhstan and Afghanistan and Mongolia, and into eastern and southern China, Korea, and marginally into south-eastern Russia, Myanmar and Vietnam. […]

Madagascar partridge

Margaroperdix madagascariensis (Photo from Pinterest) Common name:Madagascar partridge (en); perdiz-de-Madagáscar (pt); perdrix de Madagascar (fr); perdiz malgache (es); perlwachtel (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is endemic to Madagascar, being found throughout the country with the exception of the south-western coast. It has also been introduced to Réunion and Mauritius.Size:These birds are 24-28 cm long and weigh […]

Black francolin

Francolinus francolinus Photo by Ahmet Karatash (Trek Nature) Common name:black francolin (en); francolim-escuro (pt); francolin noir (fr); francolín común (es); halsbandfrankolin (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is found from Turkey and Israel, through Syria, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan, and into northern India, Nepal, south-western China and Bangladesh.Size:These birds are 31-36 cm long and weigh 420-550 g.Habitat:The […]

Snow partridge

Lerwa lerwa Photo by Ulrich Weber (Oriental Bird Images) Common name:snow partridge (en); perdiz-das-neves (pt); lerva des neiges (fr); perdiz Lerwa (es); Lerwahuhn (de) Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is found in the Himalayas mountain range, in northern India and Pakistan, Nepal and south-western China.Size:These birds are 38-40 cm long. The females tend to be smaller, […]

Sri Lanka junglefowl

Gallus lafayetii Photo by Michael Tseng (Flickr) Common name:Sri Lanka junglefowl (en); galo-do-Ceilão (pt); coq de Lafayette (fr); gallo de Ceilán (es); Ceylonhuhn (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily PhasianidaeRange:This species is endemic to Sri lanka, being found throughout most of the island.Size:These birds have a very marked sexual dimorphism. The males are 66-72 cm long and weigh 790-1.440 […]