Caloperdix oculeus oculeus
English : Ferruginous partridge
French : Rouloul ocellé
Class : Aves
Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known.
The species grows to 32 cm in length for a weight of 230 g, females being heavier than males. Fairly long black bill, horn-colored legs. Plumage bright rufous on head and breast. Wings grey and black with white edge to black feathers.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from south Myanmar and Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia. Species also found on Sumatra and north Borneo. Lives in dry and wet evergreen forests, secondary scrub and second growth.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Appendix III
Status : The species seems to be declining globally because of loss of habitat. It is hunted in big numbers in South Thailand and on Sumatra.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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