|Manipur bush quail|
The Manipur bush quail (Latin: Perdicula manipurensis, Meitei: Soibol) is a species of quail found in Manipur and other Northeastern Indian regions. It lives in humid and moist grasslands, particularly among tall grasses. It was first collected and described by Allan Octavian Hume on a mission to study about birds of Manipur in 1881.
History[change | change source]
There is a 1911 report by Frank Finn. It was based on Captain Wood's field notes of 1899. It noted that the species was common in the past. Captain Wood noted that the bird was commonly trapped by Manipuri people after bush fires. Further, he also noted the Manipuri language name was lanz-soibol (literally meaning "trap quail").
References[change | change source]
- BirdLife International (2017). "Perdicula manipurensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22679012A112384972. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22679012A112384972.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- "The forgotten bird Manipur Bush quail Perdicula manipurensis By Kh Hitler". www.e-pao.net.
- "Manipur Bush-quail - BirdLife Species Factsheet". Archived from the original on 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2006-06-28.
- "'Extinct' quail sighted in India". BBC News. 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2006-06-28.
- "Rare quail sighted in Assam after 75 years". Newkerala.com. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2006-06-28.
- Finn, Frank (1911), Game birds of India and Asia., Thacker and Spink, Calcutta.
- Wood, H.S. (1899). "Note on Hume's Bush-quail (Microperdix manipurensis)". Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 68: 110.
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