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Xenoperdix
02 49 079 Xenoperdix udzungwensis
Udzungwa Forest Partridge (Xenoperdix udzungwensis)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
Perdicinae
Genus Xenoperdix

Xenoperdix or "strange partridges", is a genus of partridges that are most closely related to Southeast Asian hill partridges.

They have boldly barred plumaged and a red bill. Xenoperdix are found only in forests of Udzungwa Mountains and the Rubeho Highlands of Tanzania. Previously believed to be monotypic, the Rubeho population was recognized as a distinct species following a review of its molecular and morphological characteristics.

Species[]

Rubeho Forest Partridge (Bowie & Fjeldså, 2005) (Xenoperdix obscuratus)
Udzungwa Forest Partridge (Dinesen, Lehmberg, Svendsen, Hansen & Fjeldså, 1994) (Xenoperdix udzungwensis)
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