Bar-backed Partridge / Arborophila brunneopectus

Bar-backed Partridge / Arborophila brunneopectus

Bar-backed Partridge

SCI Name:  Arborophila brunneopectus
Protonym:  Arboricola brunneopectus J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 24 p.276
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  babpar1
Type Locality:  Muleyit, Tenasserim.
Publish Year:  1855
IUCN Status:  


(Phasianidae; Ϯ Hill Partridge A. torqueola) L. arbor, arboris  tree; Gr. φιλος philos  lover; "Genus ARBOROPHILA nobis.  Type. PERDIX OLIVACEA Lathami.?  Piora of the Nipalese.  Hill partridge and painted partridge of Europeans.  ARBOROPHILA  OLIVACEA nobis.  Bill equal to the head, or nearly so, slender; the maxilla more than half cut out by a large membranous nareal tect, in which the advanced nares are opened longitudinally, near to the cutting edge, by an elliptic lateral downward cleft.  Wings short, bowed and gradated, with the 5th quill longest.  Tail 14, drooped, somewhat feeble, extremely rounded and concealed by the coverts.  Legs and feet large.  Tarsi elevate, unspurred, nude.  Toes long; exterior lateral conspicuously larger than the inner.  Nails lengthened and straightened.  Cheeks invested with a red skin, which is nude in the orbitar region.  ..  Exclusively a forester, inhabiting the interior of deep woods, and perching as freely as a pheasant.  Gregarious in coveys, breeds on the earth, feeds on the ground and on trees, eating berries, seeds and insects.  Intestines and cæca longer than in Perdix, with a large powerful gizzard.  Has a shrill twittering call.  Is very timid and not at all pugnacious." (Hodgson 1837); "Arborophila Hodgson, Madras Journ. Lit. Sci., 5, 1837, p. 303. Type, by monotypy, "Perdix olivacea Latham" = Perdix torqueola Valenciennes." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 98).
Var. Arboricola.
Synon. Dendrophila, Hyloperdix, Oreoperdix, Peloperdix, Phoenicoperdix, Tropicoperdix.

Mod. L. brunneus  brown  < Med. L. brunius  brown; L. pectus, pectoris  breast.


Bar-backed Partridge (brunneopectus)
SCI Name: Arborophila brunneopectus brunneopectus
Mod. L. brunneus  brown  < Med. L. brunius  brown; L. pectus, pectoris  breast.

Bar-backed Partridge (henrici)
SCI Name: Arborophila brunneopectus henrici
henrici / henricii
● Henri Philippe Marie Prince d’Orléans (1867-1901) French explorer, collector in Siberia, Tibet, China, Indochina and tropical Africa (subsp. Alophoixus pallidus, subsp. Arborophila brunneopectus, subsp. Carpodacus sibiricus, syn. Leptopoecile sophiae, Montifringilla, syn. Parus major bokharensis (Björn Bergenholtz and Laurent Raty in litt.), subsp. Tetraogallus tibetanus, Trochalopteron).
● Heinrich Kühn (1860-1906) German explorer, collector in the East Indies (Ficedula, subsp. Rhipidura dryas).
● Dr John Henry Gould (1830-1855) Assistant-Surgeon with Hon. East India Co., Bombay, artist, naturalist, eldest son of ornithologist and publisher John Gould (Laurent Raty in litt.) (subsp. Francolinus francolinus).
● Henry Whitely, Jr. (1844-1892) English collector in Japan and tropical America (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (syn. Heliangelus strophianus).
● = Heliodoxa jacula henryi
● Augustin Henri Delattre or De Lattre (1800-1876) French artist, brother of Adolphe Delattre (syn. Lampornis amethystinus).
● Henrik Grönvold (1858-1940) Danish naturalist, taxidermist, bird artist (subsp. Mirafra africana).
● Lt.-Col. Henri Albert Freiherr von Henrici (?1782-1838) Austrian Army, cartographer in the service of the Dutch in the East Indies 1820-1838 (Psilopogon).

Bar-backed Partridge (albigula)
SCI Name: Arborophila brunneopectus albigula
L. albus white; gula throat.