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Scientific Name : Francolinus gularis
Family : Phasianidae
Order : Galliformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Swamp Partridge
Habitat : High grasses, reeds or bushes edging swamps or rivers and cropfields
Description : The swamp partridge is a distinct species known for its large size and long legs. Males and females have similar plumage, but males can be identified by their spurs. They have brown upper plumage with buff barring, chestnut tail-feathers, and a bright rust-red throat. The underparts are brown with white streaks. This species inhabits high grass and cane-brakes near rivers and jheels, occasionally venturing into cultivated areas. Breeding information is limited, but eggs have been found in April, cream-colored with speckles. The swamp partridge is typically hunted from elephants, but it has also been shot on foot. Its taste and call resemble the common grey partridge, and it displays territorial behavior. While there is debate about its affinity for water, there are reports of it standing in water in captivity.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Sebastian Doak(www.inaturalist.org/people/Sebastian Doak),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Mike Nelsonmore information, please contact us.