Bambusicola fytchii fytchii
English : Mountain bamboo-partridge
French : Bambusicole de Fytch
Class : Aves
Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
The species grows to 37 cm in length for a weight of 400 g. Wings and back grey with black spot on all feathers. Brown crown, black band behind eyes, yellow cheeks. White belly with black spots, rufous-orange breast. Black bill. Subspecies with less grey upperparts and whiter underparts.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in South East Asia, from north-east India to south China, east to north Vietnam, south to central Myanmar and Thailand. Lives in open forests with bamboo thickets and grasslands, from 500 to 3000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is still locally common but its range is fragmented because of habitat loss for agriculture. Locally hunted for food.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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