Orange-necked Partridge / Arborophila davidi

Orange-necked Partridge / Arborophila davidi

Orange-necked Partridge

SCI Name:  Arborophila davidi
Protonym:  Arborophila davidi Bull.Br.Orn.Club 47 p.169
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ornpar1
Type Locality:  Phurieng, 800 feet, 38 miles east of Saigon, Cochin China.
Publish Year:  1927
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.

davidi / davidiana / davidianus / davidii
● Abbé Père Jean Pierre Armand David (1826-1900) French missionary to China 1858-1874, naturalist (subsp. Alcippe morrisonia (ex Alcippe cinerea David, 1871), syn. Anser caerulescens, syn. Calliope pectardens, subsp. Carpodacus pulcherrimus, subsp. Cyanoderma ruficeps, syn. Cygnus cygnus, Garrulax, subsp. Horornis fortipes, Locustella, Neosuthora, Niltava, syn. Phylloscopus armandii, syn. Phylloscopus subaffinis, Poecile, syn. Pucrasia macrolopha xanthospila, Pyrgilauda, subsp. Strix uralensis, syn. Turdus obscurus).
● "Cette sous-espèce est dédiée à Monsieur le Professeur Louis David." (Mourer-Chauviré 1975) (subsp. Bubo bubo).
● Louis Henri André David-Beaulieu (1896-1969) French colonial adminstrator in Indochina, naturalist (Arborophila, subsp. Turnix sylvaticus).
● Pierre-Jean David known as David d’Angers (1788-1856) French sculptor (syn. Phaethornis ruber).
● Dr William David Kerr MacGillivray (1867-1933) Australian physician, naturalist, oologist (syn. Rhipidura rufiventris isura).
● Flight-Lt. Dr David Lakin Harrison (1926-2015) RAF physician, zoologist, taxonomist, palaeontologist (syn. Sitta europaea persica).