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Grey Partridge

Perdix perdix lucida (Altum, 1894)

Серая куропатка | Сұр шілі

Kozevnikovo, Zelenovsky region, West Kazakhstan oblast
© Askar Isabekov


General colour dark, with the faintly expressed olive or ash-grey tinge on upper parts. Sizes somewhat smaller than robusta. Upper wing coverts, mantle and rump are brown or brownish-black barred (bars on rump and upper tail coverts are rather broad). "Cap" on crown is formed by almost merged black spots which are bordered with narrow grey strip. Ear feathers brown or black-brown. Throat and head-flanks are greyish-red. Scaly pattern on craw is very almost invisible on females. Belly-patch is brownish-red or brown. Flanks are with reddish-brown spots.


Breeding in Volga-Ural interfluve.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург. Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.


relative taxons

Perdix perdix
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Perdix perdix robusta
(Homeyer et Tancre, 1883)
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Perdix perdix arenicola
(Buturlin, 1904)
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