Perdicula manipurensis Hume, 1881 - Manipur Bush Quail

Subspecies in India

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This non-migrant species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of India (mostly in West Bengal, Assam, and Manipur), elevating from 200m up to 1,000m. This species congregates in small groups of at most 12 individuals and breeds between the period January to May (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:


 
According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 1,000-2,499 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2017).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2017. Perdicula manipurensis (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22679012A112384972.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22679012A112384972.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Perdicula manipurensis Hume, 1881 – Manipur Bush Quail. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/perdicula-manipurensis, accessed 2024/06/24.