Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Red Spurfowl (Galloperdix spadicea) - HBW 2, p. 523

French: Galloperdrix rouge German: Rotes Spornhuhn Spanish: Faisancillo Rojo

Taxonomy: Tetrao spadiceus Gmelin, 1789, Madagascar, ex Sonnerat, error = Nepal.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • caurina Blanford, 1898 - NW India (Aravalli Hills, S Rajasthan).
  • spadicea (Gmelin, 1789) - W Nepal and much of Peninsular India (Uttar Pradesh S to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu).
  • stewarti Stuart Baker, 1919 - S India (Kerala).

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