The rufous-throated partridge (Arborophila rufogularis) belongs to Phasianidae family. These birds are found in Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia including India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. Their natural habitat is moist lowland evergreen forest with thick undergrowth in subtropical or tropical montane regions.
There is no sizable change in the bird population and they are listed by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as of "least concern." They feeds on the insects, seeds, berries, shoots and invertebrates. A. r. rufogularis and A. r. intermedia are the two subspecies found in the foothills of himalayas. They have distinctive head and throat patterns.
|Indian bird - Rufous-throated partridge - Arborophila rufogularis|
|Family:||Phasianidae(pheasants, partridges, junglefowl, chickens, Old World quail, and peafowl)|
|Binomial name:||Arborophila rufogularis|
|Distribution:||Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam;|
|Feeding habits:||insects, seeds, berries, shoots and invertebrates;|
|IUCN status listing:||Least Concern|
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