Rock Bush-quail (Perdicula argoondah) - HBW 2, p. 513
French: Perdicule argoondah
Spanish: Perdicilla Argundá
Taxonomy: Coturnix Argoondah Sykes, 1832, Deccan.
Race salimialii has been considered a mere morph. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- meinertzhageni Whistler, 1937 - NW India S to Kutch and E to W Madhya Pradesh.
- argoondah (Sykes, 1832) - Peninsular India.
- salimalii Whistler, 1943 - S India (EC Karnataka).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
well camouflaged barred on chest, rufous on crown and under the throat.
Locality Piyoni, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
jugal Tiwari 31 August 2013 13 weeks ago 4
Skulking, first image from field in Kutch
Locality Kutch District, Gujarat, India (ssp meinertzhageni)
jugal Tiwari 25 September 2010 3 years ago 3.7
Best site for this species
Locality Sheoganj, Sirohi District, Rajasthan, India (ssp meinertzhageni)
jugal Tiwari 14 April 2011 2 years ago 2.8