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Asian spurfowl
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Red Spurfowl
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Pavoninae
Tribe: Polyplectronini
Genus: Galloperdix
Blyth, 1845
Species

Galloperdix are three species of birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. These terrestrial birds are restricted to the Indian Subcontinent, with the Red Spurfowl and Painted Spurfowl in forest and scrub in India, and the Sri Lanka Spurfowl in forests of Sri Lanka. They share the common name "spurfowl" with the African members of the genus Pternistis.[1]

References

  1. ^ Gill, F, & Donsker, D. eds. (2010). IOC World Bird Names. Version 2.7. Accessed 15 January 2011.




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