Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus petrosus) - HBW 2, p. 522

French: Poulette de roche German: Felsenhenne Spanish: Gallinita Roquera

Taxonomy: Tetrao petrosus Gmelin, 1789, Gambia.
Proposed races saturatior, butleri, brehmi, emini and florentiae included within nominate petrosus. Two subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • petrosus (Gmelin, 1789) - Senegal E to Kenya.
  • major Neumann, 1908 - NW Ethiopia.