Arborophila gingica

(Gmelin, 1789)

Vernacular names
English : Collared partridge
French : Torquéole de Sonnerat

Classification
Class : Aves
Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Notes : 2 subspecies known.

Identification
Body length of 30 cm for a weight up to 300 g. Crown and nape dark rufous brown, white area on forehead, Cheeks and chin golden brown. Brown back with black spots, Grey breast and belly, chestnut wings with dark spots.

Range and habitat
The species is endemic to South and South-East China. Lives in dense broadleaves and coniferous forests, with thick understorey, often near ravines and streams, in mountain areas between 150 and 1700 m.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is locally common and rarer in other places. Affected mostly by fragmentation of its habitat. Occurs in many protected areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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