English Name Scientific Name German Name Spanish Name
Crested Partridge Rollulus rouloul Straußwachtel Perdiz Rulrul
Nahan's Francolin Ptilopachus nahani Nahanfrankolin Francolín de Nahan
Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus Felsenhenne Gallinita Roquera
Mountain Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola fytchii Gelbbrauen Montana Bambusícola Montana
Chinese Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola thoracicus Graubrauen-Bambushuhn Bambusícola China
Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea Rotes Spornhuhn Faisancillo Rojo
Painted Spurfowl@ Galloperdix lunulata Perlspornhuhn Faisancillo Moteado
Sri Lanka Spurfowl@ Galloperdix bicalcarata Ceylonspornhuhn Faisancillo de Ceilán
Himalayan Quail@+ Ophrysia superciliosa Himalayawachtel Perdicilla Himalaya
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus Blutfasan Faisán Ensangrentado
Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus Schwarzkopftragopan Tragopán Dorsigrís
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra Satyrtragopan Tragopán Satíro
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii Blythtragopan Tragopán de Blyth
Temminck's Tragopan Tragopan temminckii Temmincktragopan Tragopán Cariazul
Cabot's Tragopan@ Tragopan caboti Cabottragopan Tragopán Chino
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus Rotschwanzmonal Monal Colirrojo
Sclater's Monal Lophophorus sclateri Weißschwanzmonal Monal Coliblanco
Chinese Monal@ Lophophorus lhuysii Grünschwanzmonal Monal Coliverde
Brown Eared-Pheasant@ Crossoptilon mantchuricum Brauner Ohrfasan Faisán Orejudo Pardo
Blue Eared-Pheasant Crossoptilon auritum Blauer Ohrfasan Faisán Orejudo Azul
White Eared-Pheasant Crossoptilon crossoptilon Schmalsschwanz-Ohrfasan Faisán Orejudo Blanco
Tibetan Eared-Pheasant Crossoptilon harmani
Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos Kalifasan Faisán Kalíj
Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera Silberfasan Faisán Plateado
Swinhoe's Pheasant@ Lophura swinhoii Swinhoefasan Faisán de Swinhoe
Edwards's Pheasant@ Lophura edwardsi Edwardsfasan Faisán de Edwards
Crestless Fireback Lophura erythrophthalma Gabelschwanzfasan Faisán Colicanelo
Salvadori's Pheasant@ Lophura inornata Salvadorifasan Faisán Sencillo
Atjeh Pheasant@ Lophura hoogerwerfi
Crested Fireback Lophura ignita Haubenfasan Faisán Noble
Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi Prälatfasan Faisán Siamés
Bulwer's Pheasant@ Lophura bulweri Bulwerfasan Faisán Coliblanco
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Bankivahuhn Gallo Bankiva
Sri Lanka Junglefowl@ Gallus lafayetii Ceylonhuhn Gallo de Ceilán
Grey Junglefowl@ Gallus sonneratii Sonnerathuhn Gallo Gris
Green Junglefowl Gallus varius Gabelschwanzhuhn Gallo de Java
Koklass Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha Koklasfasan Faisán Koklas
Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii Schopffasan Faisán Chir
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Fasan Faisán Vulgar
Green Pheasant@ Phasianus versicolor
Reeves's Pheasant@ Syrmaticus reevesii Königsfasan Faisán Venerado
Copper Pheasant@ Syrmaticus soemmerringii Kupferfasan Faisán Cobrizo
Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae Burmafasan Faisán de Hume
Elliot's Pheasant@ Syrmaticus ellioti Elliotfasan Faisán de Elliot
Mikado Pheasant@ Syrmaticus mikado Mikadofasan Faisán Mikado
Golden Pheasant@ Chrysolophus pictus Goldfasan Faisán dorado
Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae Diamantfasan Faisán de Lady Amherst
Mountain Peacock-Pheasant@ Polyplectron inopinatum Rothschildpfaufasan Espolonero de Rothschild
Bronze-tailed Peacock-Pheasant@ Polyplectron chalcurum Bronzeschwanzfasan Espolonero Colibronceado
Grey Peacock-Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum Grauer Pfaufasan Espolonero Chinquis
Hainan Peacock-Pheasant@ Polyplectron katsumatae
Germain's Peacock-Pheasant Polyplectron germaini Brauner Pfaufasan Espolonero de Germain
Malayan Peacock-Pheasant Polyplectron malacense Malaienpfaufasan Espolonero Malayo
Bornean Peacock-Pheasant@ Polyplectron schleiermacheri Borneopfaufasan Espolonero de Borneo
Palawan Peacock-Pheasant@ Polyplectron napoleonis Napoleonfasan Espolonero de Palawan
Crested Argus Rheinardia ocellata Perlenfasan Argos Perlado
Malaysian Argus@ Rheinardia nigrescens
Great Argus Argusianus argus Argusfasan Argos Real
Brown Quail Synoicus ypsilophorus Tasmanienwachtel Codorniz Tasmana
Blue Quail Excalfactoria adansonii Adonsonwachtel Cordoniz Africana
Blue-breasted Quail Excalfactoria chinensis Zwergwachtel Codorniz China
Jungle Bush-Quail Perdicula asiatica Dschungelwachtel Perdicilla Golirroja
Rock Bush-Quail Perdicula argoondah Madraswachtel Perdicilla Argundá
Painted Bush-Quail@ Perdicula erythrorhyncha Buntwachtel Perdicilla Piquirroja
Manipur Bush-Quail Perdicula manipurensis Manipurwachtel Perdicilla de Manipur
Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola Hügelhuhn Arborófila Común
Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis Rotkehl-Buschwachtel Arborófila Golirrufa
White-cheeked Partridge Arborophila atrogularis Weiwangen-Buschwachtel Arborófila Cariblanca
Taiwan Partridge@ Arborophila crudigularis Taiwanbuschwachtel Arborófile de Formosa
Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii Rotbrust-Buschwachtel Arborófila Pechirroja
Brown-breasted Partridge Arborophila brunneopectus Braunbrust-Buschwachtel Arborófila Pechiparda
Sichuan Partridge@ Arborophila rufipectus Boultonbuschwachtel Arborófila de Sichuán
White-necklaced Partridge@ Arborophila gingica Chinabuschwachtel Arborófila de Fujián
Orange-necked Partridge@ Arborophila davidi Davidbuschwachtel Arborófila de David
Cambodian Partridge@ Arborophila cambodiana Kambodschabuschwachtel Arborófila de Camboya
Siamese Partridge@ Arborophila diversa
Malaysian Partridge Arborophila campbelli
Sumatran Partridge Arborophila sumatrana
Roll's Partridge Arborophila rolli
Grey-breasted Partridge Arborophila orientalis Sumatrabuschwachtel Arborófila de Sumatra
Chestnut-bellied Partridge@ Arborophila javanica Javabuschwachtel Arborófila de Java
Red-billed Partridge@ Arborophila rubrirostris Rotschnabel-Buschwachtel Arborófila Piquirroja
Bornean Partridge@ Arborophila hyperythra Borneobuschwachtel Arborófila de Borneo
Hainan Partridge@ Arborophila ardens Hainanbuschwachtel Arborófila de Hainán
Chestnut-necklaced Partridge Arborophila charltonii Charltonbuschwachtel Arborófila Pechicastaña
Green-legged Partridge Arborophila chloropus Grünfuß-Buschwachtel Arborófila Pativerde
Ferruginous Partridge Caloperdix oculea Augenwachtel Perdicilla Herrumbrosa
Crimson-headed Partridge@ Haematortyx sanguiniceps Rotkopfwachtel Perdicilla Cabecirroja
Hartlaub's Spurfowl Pternistis hartlaubi Hartlaubfrankolin Francolín de Hartlaub
Swierstra's Francolin@ Pternistis swierstrai Swierstrafrankolin Francolín de Swierstra
Hildebrandt's Francolin Pternistis hildebrandti Hildebrandtfrankolin Francolín de Hildebrandt
Scaly Francolin Pternistis squamatus Schuppenfrankolin Frankolín Escamoso
Ahanta Francolin Pternistis ahantensis Ahantafrankolin Francolín de Ahanta
Grey-striped Francolin@ Pternistis griseostriatus Graustreifenfrankolin Francolín Angoleño
Mount Cameroon Francolin@ Pternistis camerunensis Kamerunfrankolin Francolín del Camerún
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis Edelfrankolin Francolín Noble
Jackson's Francolin@ Pternistis jacksoni Jacksonfrankolin Francolín de Jackson
Chestnut-naped Francolin Pternistis castaneicollis Braunnackenfrankolin Francolín Cuellicastaño
Erckel's Francolin Pternistis erckelii Erckelfrankolin Francolín de Erckel
Ochre-breasted Francolin@ Pternistis ochropectus Wacholderfrankolin Francolín Somalí
Grey-breasted Spurfowl@ Pternistis rufopictus Graubrustfrankolin Francolín del Victoria
Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer Rotkehlfrankolin Francolín Gorgirrojo
Swainson's Spurfowl Pternistis swainsonii Swainsonfrankolin Francolín de Swainson
Yellow-necked Spurfowl Pternistis leucoscepus Gelbkehlfrankolin Francolín Gorgiamarillo
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix Rebhuhn Perdiz Pardilla
Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica Bartrebhuhn Perdiz Dáurica
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae Tibetrebhuhn Perdiz Tibetana
Long-billed Partridge Rhizothera longirostris Langschnabelwachtel Perdiz Piquilarga
Madagascar Partridge@ Margaroperdix madagarensis Perlwachtel Perdiz Malgache
Udzungwa Forest-Partridge@ Xenoperdix udzungwensis Udzungwawachtel Perdiz de Udzungwa
Black Partridge Melanoperdix niger Schwarzwachtel Perdiz Negra
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Wachtel Codorniz Común
Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica Japanwachtel Cordoniz Japonesa
Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica Regenwachtel Codorniz Coromandélica
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei Harlekinwachtel Cordoniz Arlequín
Stubble Quail@ Coturnix pectoralis Schwarzbrustwachtel Codorniz Pectoral
New Zealand Quail@+ Coturnix novaezelandiae
Philby's Partridge Alectoris philbyi Philbysteinhuhn Perdiz Gorginegra
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa Rothuhn Perdiz Roja
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara Felsenhuhn Perdiz Moruna
Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala Schwarzkopf-Steinhuhn Perdiz Arabe
Snow Mountain Quail@ Anurophasis monorthonyx Schneegebirgswachtel Codorniz Papúa
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus Halsbandfrankolin Francolín Ventrinegro
Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus Tropfenfrankolin Francolín Pintojo
Chinese Francolin Francolinus pintadeanus Perlfrankolin Francolín Chino
Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus Wachtelfrankolin Francolín Gris
Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis Sumpffrankolin Francolín Palustre
Latham's Francolin Peliperdix lathami Lathamfrankolin Francolín Cariblanco
Coqui Francolin Scleroptila coqui Coquifrankolin Francolín Coqui
Schlegel's Francolin Scleroptila schlegelii Schlegelfrankolin Frankolín de Schlegel
White-throated Francolin Scleroptila albogularis Weißkehlfrankolin Francolín Gorgiblanco
Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena Schopffrankolin Francolín Capirotado
Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora Kragenfrankolin Francolín Acollarado
Greywinged Francolin@ Scleroptila afra Grauflügelfrankolin Francolín Aligrís
Moorland Francolin Scleroptila psilolaema Hochlandfrankolin Francolín Etíope
Orange River Francolin Scleroptila levalliantoides Archerfrankolin Francolín del Orange
Shelley's Francolin Scleroptila shelleyi Shelleyfrankolin Francolín de Shelley
Red-winged Francolin Scleroptila levaillantii Rotflügelfrankolin Francolín Alirrojo
Finsch's Francolin Scleroptila finschi Finschfrankolin Francolín de Finsch
Red-billed Spurfowl Pternistis adspersus Rotschnabelfrankolin Francolín Piquirrojo
Cape Spurfowl Pternistis capensis Kapfrankolin Francolín de el Cabo
Natal Spurfowl Pternistis natalensis Natalfrankolin Francolín de Natal
Harwood's Francolin@ Pternistis harwoodi Harwoodfrankolin Francolín de Harwood
Double-spurred Francolin Pternistis bicalcaratus Doppelspornfrankolin Francolín Biespolado
Heuglin's Francolin Pternistis icterorhynchus Gelbschnabelfrankolin Francolín Piquigualdo
Clapperton's Francolin Pternistis clappertoni Clappertonfrankolin Francolín de Clapperton
Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa Haldenhuhn Perdiz Lerwa
See-See Partidge Ammoperdix griseogularis Persisches Wüstenhuhn Perdiz Gorgigris
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi Arabisches Wüstenhuhn Perdiz Desértica
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus Kaukasuskönigshuhn Perdigallo Caucasiano
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius Kaspikönigshuhn Perdigallo del Caspio
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus Tibetkönigshuhn Perdigallo Tibetano
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus Altaikönigshuhn Perdigallo Altaico
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis Himalayakönigshuhn Perdigallo Himalayo
Verreaux's Monal-Partridge@ Tetraophasis obscurus Braunkehl-Keilschwanzhuhn Perdiz-faisan Gorgioscura
Szechenyi's Monal-Partridge Tetraophasis szechenyii Rostkehl-Keilschwanzhuhn Perdiz-faisan Gorgiclara
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca Steinhuhn Perdiz Griega
Chukar Alectoris chukar Chukarhuhn Perdiz Chucar
Przevalski's Partridge@ Alectoris magna Przewalskisteinhuhn Perdiz Magna
Double-banded Argus@ Argusianus bipunctatus
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Pfau Pavo-real Común
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus Ährenträgerpfau Pavo-real Cuelliverde
Congo Peacock@ Afropavo congensis Kongopfau Pavo-real del Congo
Rubeho Forest-Partridge@ Xenoperdix obscurata Rubehowachtel Perdiz de Rubeho

Help with Searching

My work on birds is carried out in a huge database, where I can have all records open at once. However, converting details on over 10,000 species of birds at once into html is not possible, so the information in my database can be accessed via a search engine, or by going to a family group.

Here is some advice on searching. You may like to try the examples cited below to get experience with searching.

You can search on Scientific Name (for example, “Rallus longirostris”); or on English Name (for example, “Clapper Rail”); or on French Name “Râle gris”; or German Name (for example, “Klapperralle”); or Spanish Name (for example “Rascón Piquilargo”). You can search on only one of these at a time. If the search finds a unique match, it will display full details of the species. Note that some of the fields, which may contain large amounts of information, require you to click on a “Click to see full text” to view the information in a separate window.

If the search finds more than one match, it will display all species that match the search term. For example, if you type just “Rallus” against Scientific Name, the detail of all birds in the genus Rallus will be displayed. You are warned against typing a search term that will produce hundreds of records, such as “Flycatcher” under English Name, as the resulting list may overwhelm your computer’s memory.

If you enter a search term under English Synonym ( for example, “Little Cassowary”), if the search finds a unique match, it will display the details of the species to which this name relates (in this case “Dwarf Cassowary” Casuarius bennettii). If the search term finds more than one match among English Synonyms, it will display all species that have a match with the search term ( for example, try just “Cassowary”. This will list all species that have an English synonym that includes the word “Cassowary”.)

You can also search by Scientific Synonym. For example, if you type “Scolopax obscura”, the following record will be displayed:
Scolopax obscura S.G.Gmelin,1784,Reise durch Russland zur Untersuchung der drey Reiche,3,p.90,pl.17. (Shore of Caspian Sea). (= R.a.aquaticus)

The search may retrieve more than one record. For example, if you search for “Rallus gularis”, you will get both the following records:
Rallus gularis Horsfield,1821,Transactions of the Linnaean Society of London,13,pt.1,p.196.(Java.), which is the basis of Gallirallus striatus gularis; and
Rallus gularis Lesson(ex Cuvier MS),”1831”,Traité d'Ornithologie(1830),p.536. (Madagascar). Not Rallus gularis of Horsfield,1821. (= D.c.cuvieri), which is a synonym, though not available because it is pre-occupied, of Dryolimnas cuvieri cuvieri.

Of course if you use a single word as a search term, such as “Hypotaenidia”, your search will produce all synonyms containing this term.

You should be aware that I have reproduced exactly the name as it was cited by the original author. For example, Gallirallus was originally proposed by Lafresnaye,1841 as “Galli-rallus”. And the ligature “æ” was widely used before the twentieth century, as in “Anser cærulescens Bonnaterre,1790”.
I am in the process of going through my file and replacing all instances of spelling which deviate from the modern spelling with, for example, “Gallirallus [as Galli-rallus] Lafresnaye,1841”.
Another problem is that where a citation has abbreviated the name, the abbreviated portions of the name are reproduced in brackets. For example, in G. R. Gray, 1844-49, the genus was abbreviated to the first letter; thus we find C[achinna] herpetotheres.

If you enter a term under Generic Name, if a unique match is found, it should display a single record. For example, if you enter “Rallus”, the following will be displayed:
Rallus Linnaeus,1758,Systema Naturae....editio decima,tom.1,pars 1,p.153.Type,by subsequent designation (Fleming,1821,Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society,3,p.176.),Rallus aquaticus Linnaeus,1758.

Note that this is case-sensitive, for example if you type Rallus, the citation for “Gallirallus” will not be displayed, nor that for “Laterallus”.

Since my checklist is extensively annotated, this search will also display any notes that apply to a generic name. For example, if you searched for “Lyrurus”, the following will be produced:
Lyrurus Swainson,”1831”,in Swainson & Richardson,Fauna Boreali-Americana,2(1832),p.497.Type,by original designation,Tetrao tetrix Linnaeus,1758.
Note!:Madge & McGowan,2002,Pheasants,Partridges and Grouse,p.368 resurrect Lyrurus as a genus:"Though often absorbed within Tetrao,the two species of black grouse form a distinctive pair...both Lyrurus have quite ornate,peculiarly twisted tails and
(ctd!) indulge in communal lekking, which differs considerably from the often solitary "popping" of forest-living capercaillies."

Searching for a Subgeneric name is similar. For example, if you enter “Tricholimnas”, you will get:
Tricholimnas Sharpe,1893,Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club,1,p.28.Type,by original designation,Tricholimnas lafresnayanus (Verreaux) = Gallirallus lafresnayanus J. Verreaux & Des Murs,1860.
And as is usual with subgeneric names, a following note:
Note>:Tricholimnas contains only G.lafresnayanus.

Finally, you can search on Generic or Subgeneric Synonym. If you type “Nesolimnas”, you will get:
Nesolimnas Andrews,1896,Novitates Zoologicae,3,pp.260,266.Type,by monotypy,Rallus dieffenbachii G.R.Gray,1843. (= Hypotaenidea)
The entry on brackets indicates that this is a synonym of the subgeneric name Hypotaenidea.

Note that such searches will not infrequently produce more than one result. This will include cases where a name was originally cited as a Nomen nudum (that is, no type species was designated), and later cited with a valid type species. It will also include cases of Homonyms, where the later name will be marked “Not….”.

If you have any further queries, please email jpenhall@bigpond.net.au