Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Rock Bush-quail (Perdicula argoondah) - HBW 2, p. 513

French: Perdicule argoondah German: Madraswachtel 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).