Malaysian Partridge / Arborophila campbelli

Malaysian Partridge / Arborophila campbelli

Malaysian Partridge

SCI Name:  Arborophila campbelli
Protonym:  Arboricola campbelli Bull.Br.Orn.Club 14 p.28
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gybpar3
Type Locality:  Telom Valley, 3500-4500 ft., borders of Perak and Penang, Malay Peninsula.
Publish Year:  1904
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.

● Charles William Campbell (1861-1927) British diplomat, traveller in China and Mongolia (Arborophila).
● Archibald James Campbell (1853-1929) Australian ornithologist, collector (syn. Atrichornis clamosus, syn. Myiagra alecto wardelli, syn. Pardalotus striatus substriatus, subsp. Petroica boodang, syn. Phoebetria fusca, subsp. Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (ex Meliornis novaehollandiae halmaturina Campbell, 1906), syn. Zapornia tabuensis).
● Robert Watt Campbell (fl. 2017) Scottish ornithologist, ringer (subsp. Chenorhamphus grayi).
● Dr Archibald Campbell (1805-1874) Scottish physician in the Bengal Medical Service, botanist, explorer (syn. Muscicapella hodgsoni).
● Col. W. A. Campbell (1880-1962) South African Army, business magnate, big-game hunter (subsp. Peliperdix coqui).
● Campbell I., Southern Ocean (Phalacrocorax).
● “I would dedicate it to Mr. Campbell, the keeper of the lighthouse [Lighthouse I., Chefoo, China], to whom I am indebted for many good birds during this spring season of migration” (Swinhoe 1873) (syn. Turdus hortulorum).