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Subspecies: Four according to Johnsgard (1988), five according to Madge & McGowan (2002) - Perdicula asiatica asiatica, P. a. punjaubi, P. a. vidali, P. a. vellorei and P. a. ceylonensis.
Range: India and Sri Lanka, introduced to Reunion Island
Habitat: Mostly dry grasslands, but can occur in wooded areas.
Status in Wild: Common and stable in suitable habitat.
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