Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse : A Guide to the Pheasants, Partridges, Quails, Grouse, Guineafowl, Buttonquails, and Sandgrouse of the World (Princeton Field Guides)
Tami Davis Biddle
This consultant brings jointly, for the 1st time inside a unmarried quantity, a finished evaluate of the entire world's pheasants, partridges, quails, grouse, turkeys, guineafowl, buttonquails, sandgrouse, and the enigmatic Plains-wanderer--over 250 species in all. the gang contains a few of the world's so much wide-spread and lovely birds, akin to the Indian peafowl and the beautiful tragopans, in addition to the various rarest and so much threatened. This ebook concentrates on targeted id and distribution, but additionally highlights conservation matters the place suitable. The seventy-two colour plates, by way of major poultry illustrators, exhibit male, woman, juvenile, and subspecies plumages, and shape the best set of illustrations of those birds up to now. there's additionally a colour distribution map for every species.
Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse is a landmark quantity within the literature of this appealing and weak staff of birds.
* finished identity consultant to over 250 species of pheasants, partridges, and grouse during the world
* targeted textual content protecting id, description, geographical version, voice, prestige, habitat and behaviour, distribution, events, and measurements
* seventy two colour plates depicting male, lady, juvenile, and subspecies plumages
* info on conservation issues
* thesaurus, index, reference, and bibliography
forty Harwood’s Francolin forty-one Red-billed Francolin forty two Cape Francolin forty three Hildebrandt’s Francolin forty four Natal Francolin forty five Ahanta Francolin forty six Scaly Francolin forty seven Grey-striped Francolin forty eight Yellow-necked Francolin forty nine Grey-breasted Francolin 50 Red-necked Francolin fifty one Swainson’s Francolin fifty two Erckel’s Francolin fifty three Djibouti Francolin fifty four Chestnut-naped Francolin fifty five good-looking Francolin fifty six Jackson’s Francolin fifty seven Mount Cameroon Francolin fifty eight Swierstra’s Francolin nine Plate web page Ophrysia superciliosa 23 251.
Has just a little longer and extra square-ended tail and underparts extra finely vermiculated. textual content web page 379 Sagebrush plains. W united states. huge grouse with rather lengthy tail, which frequently feeds in open grasslands. See remark below lately separated Gunnison Sage Grouse. 185 Gunnison Sage Grouse Centrocercus minimus I 184a grownup male a lot better male has precise inflatable white ruff on breast, setting apart black decrease underparts from black throat and foreneck. 184b grownup male In exhibit; most sensible.
Races. way more usually heard than visible (see text). 191a grownup (hypospodius; Costa Rica) particularly darker and greyer lower than than nominate. 191b grownup (nominate; S Mexico to Nicaragua) boring grey-brown, long-tailed quail with black invoice (reddish in different tree-quails) and variable rufous streaking on greyish physique. simply wonderful from Long-tailed by way of reddish-brown (rather than gray) wings and tail, and whitish-buff throat and brow. Sexes related even though lady really shorter tailed. 136 textual content web page.
Dusky) orbital epidermis. additionally overlaps with noticed, which has brighter, extra orange crest and white-spotted underparts. Suspected to fulfill parambae Rufous-fronted in severe NW Colombia, which differs in having daring white throat crescent, dusky crown and not more large black on head-sides. Sexes comparable. 204b Juvenile Upperparts with buff shaft streaks, underparts with darkish barring and recognizing, invoice reddish. 207 Chestnut Wood-quail Odontophorus hyperythrus textual content web page 405 Montane tropical forests.
Spain, and brought Madeira and maybe Azores; darker, brighter and extra richly colored than nominate, with stouter invoice. A. r. intercedens (Brehm, 1858) (includes australis) happens in E and S Spain, together with the Balearic Is, intergrading with hispanica in C Spain, and brought Gran Canaria and Azores; a lot paler above than hispanica, markedly greyer on rump, yet brighter lower than and heavier billed than nominate. MEASUREMENTS size 35–38 cm. lady smaller. A. r. rufa. men: wing 161–169.