Thursday, November 27

Rufous-throated partridge

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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.

Arborophila rufogularis
Indian bird - Rufous-throated partridge - Arborophila rufogularis

Biological classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Phasianidae(pheasants, partridges, junglefowl, chickens, Old World quail, and peafowl)
Subfamily:Perdicinae
Genus:Arborophila
Species:A. rufogularis
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

Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Arborophila_rufogularis_-_Doi_Inthanon.jpg
Author: JJ Harrison | License: CC BY-SA 3.0

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