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Manipur bush quail

   ›      ›   Manipur bush quail- Perdicula manipurensis.

The Manipur bush quail (Perdicula manipurensis) belongs to the family, Phasianidae. These quails are distributed in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Nagaland, Manipuru and Meghalaya. There are two recognized subspecies of these birds. The subspecies P. m. inglisi occurs in West Bengal and Assam. The subspecies P. m. manipurensis occurs in Manipur and Assam.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had categorized and evaluated these bird species and had listed them as 'Endangered'.

These quails are small birds measuring 20 cm in length and weighing 80 grams. Its slate-coloured plumage is mottled with black on the back. It is rich buff colored on the underside. The face is red and the beak is dark brown. The legs are orange colored. They feed on seeds and insects. They inhabit dense forests. They move in convoys.

Indian birds - Perdicula manipurensis
Manipur bush quail

Biological classification of Perdicula manipurensis
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Phasianidae
Subfamily:Perdicinae
Genus:Perdicula
Species:P. manipurensis
Binomial name:Perdicula manipurensis
Distribution:India
Feeding habits: seeds, insects, roots and leaves;
IUCN status listing:Endangered

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