Partridges

Partridges are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group.

Crested Wood PartridgesThese are medium-sized birds intermediate between the large pheasants and the small quails. The partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters. Many species are hunted for sport or game.

Species list

  • Genus Lerwa
  • Genus Alectoris
  • Genus Ammoperdix :
  • Genus Perdix
  • Genus Rhizothera
    • Long-billed Partridge, Rhizothera longirostris
  • Genus Margaroperdix
    • Madagascar Partridge, Margaroperdix madagascarensis
  • Genus Melanoperdix
  • Genus Xenoperdix
  • Genus Arborophila, the hill partridges
    • Common Hill Partridge, Arborophila torqueola
    • Sichuan Hill Partridge, Arborophila rufipectus
    • Chestnut-breasted Hill Partridge, Arborophila mandellii
    • Collared Hill Partridge, Arborophila gingica
    • Rufous-throated Hill Partridge, Arborophila rufogularis
    • White-cheeked Hill Partridge, Arborophila atrogularis
    • Taiwan Hill Partridge, Arborophila crudigularis
    • Hainan Hill Partridge, Arborophila ardens
    • Chestnut-bellied Partridge, Arborophila javanica
    • Grey-breasted Hill Partridge, Arborophila orientalis
    • Brown-breasted Hill Partridge, Arborophila brunneopectus
    • Orange-necked Hill Partridge, Arborophila davidi
    • Chestnut-headed Hill Partridge, Arborophila cambodiana
    • Bornean Hill Partridge, Arborophila hyperythra
    • Red-billed Hill Partridge, Arborophila rubrirostris
    • Green-legged Hill Partridge, Arborophila chloropus
    • Annam Hill Partridge, Arborophila merlini
    • Chestnut-necklaced Hill Partridge, Arborophila charltonii
  • Genus Caloperdix
    • Ferruginous Wood Partridge, Caloperdix oculea
  • Genus Haematortyx
    • Crimson-headed Partridge, Haematortyx sanguiniceps
  • Genus Rollulus
  • Genus Ptilopachus
  • Genus Bambusicola