Showing posts with label Galliformes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galliformes. Show all posts

Wood Grouse

The Wood Grouse  (Tetrao urogallus), Heather Cock or Capercaillie is a very large and heavy fowl similar to the black grouse, but distinguished from it in larger size and the rounded tail. The bird is found in northern and central Europe and northern Asia.


Wood Grouse, a bird sketch by Artmagenta.
Wood Grouse




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Rock Ptarmigan

The Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is found in arctic and subarctic Eurasia and North America including Greenland. There are a number of isolated mountain populations at lower latitudes in Scotland, the Pyrenees, Alps and Bulgaria, the Urals, Pamir, Altai, and Japan. During the last Ice Age this species was much more widespread throughout Europe. Most of the world population of ptarmigans are resident birds.



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Willow Grouse

The Willow Grouse or Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) has a circumpolar distribution in the northern areas of the Holarctic, in Europe, Asia and North America. The Willow Grouse is a resident bird or short migrant throughout it's range, but in winter the bird often stay at lower levels in protected environments.


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European Quail

The Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) occurs in most of Europe's and Asia's temperate parts and less common in Scandinavia. There are also breeding populations in the tropical parts of eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar. The Palearctic populations migrate in winter to subtropical and tropical areas, but also to a few places in southern Europe, Mediterranean, and southern Tibet. The population of tropical Africa are sedentary or move north in winter just like the population in South Africa that winters in an area around Angola.

Quail sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
Quail




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Himalayan Monal

The Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the impeyan monal, impeyan pheasant. It is the national bird of Nepal, where it is known as danphe. The bird's natural range extends from eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas in Pakistan, Kashmir region and the Republic of India.
Nepal's National Bird





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Chukar Partridge

The chukar partridge or chukar (Alectoris chukar) is a Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family.This partridge has its native range in Asia, including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, along the inner ranges of the Western Himalayas to Nepal. The Chukar Partridge is the national bird of Pakistan.




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Red Grouse

The Red Grouse ( Lagopus lagopus scotica) is different from the Willow Grouse and Ptarmigan in its plumage which is red brown and that it does not have a white winter plumage. The Red Grouse is endemic to the British Isles, it has evolved in isolation from other subspecies of the Willow Grouse, which is widespread in northern parts of Eurasia and North America. It is available in most parts of Scotland, including Orkney, Shetland and most of the Outer Hebrides. The Red Grouse is known as the logo for The Famous Grouse whiskey.
The Red Grouse
is a famous grouse



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Pheasant

Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), come from Asia where the original birds occurs from the area west of the Caspian Sea and east into Southeast Asia and coastal areas along the Sea of ​​Japan. Pheasants have been introduced to large parts of the world where they run wild.
Pheasant  Z1696

The Pheasant sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
 Pheasant  Z0133



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Hazel Grouse

Hazel Grouse sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Hazel Grouse
Hazel grouse (Tetrastes bonasia) nests in a belt from Scandinavia across Russia and away to China and Japan. The Hazel Grouse is a resident bird.


Turkey

Turkey bird painting by Ulf Artmagenta
Turkey

Indian Peafowl

The Indian peafowl or blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a species of peafowl native to South Asia, but introduced in many other parts of the world.
Indian Peafowl sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Indian Peafowl

India's National Bird




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Red Junglefowl

The red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical member of the Phasianidae family. It is thought to be ancestral to the domestic chicken. The range of the wild form stretches from Tamil Nadu, South India , eastwards across southern China and into Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Red Junglefowl sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Red Junglefowl  Z0212
National bird of France and Portugal

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Siamese fireback pheasant

Siamese fireback

National bird of Thailand
The Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi) also known as Diard's fireback is distributed to the lowland and evergreen forests of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in Southeast Asia.

Grey Partridge

Grey Partridge sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
Grey Partridge
The Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) is a non-migrating bird occurring over most of Europe, except in the northernmost areas, and in western and central Asia. This species has been introduced to North America by hunting interest.

Black Grouse

Black Grouse, a bird sketch by Artmagenta
Black Grouse


The Black Grouse  (Tetrao tetrix) is a resident bird found in northern Palearctic.
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Barbary partridge

Barbary partridge bird painting by Artmagenta
Barbary partridge


Gibraltar's national bird

The Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara) has its main native range in North Africa, and is also native to Gibraltar and the Canary Islands.