Przevalski's partridge

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Rusty-necklaced partridge
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Alectoris
A. magna
Binomial name
Alectoris magna
(Przewalski, 1876)

Przevalski's partridge (Alectoris magna) or the rusty-necklaced partridge, is a bird species in the family Phasianidae. It is found only in China.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

There are two recognized subspecies:[2]

  • A. m. magna
  • A. m. lanzhouensis

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Russian explorer Nikolai Przhevalsky.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Alectoris magna". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22678703A92784709. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678703A92784709.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Phylogeography of rusty-necklaced partridge Alectoris magna in northwestern China".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 276.