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Buff-throated partridge

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Buff-throated partridge (Tetraophasis szechenyii) belongs to the family of pheasants, Phasianidae. It is also known as Szechenyi's monal-partridge. These Buff-throated birds inhabit boreal forests (snow forests) of the eastern Himalayas in India and China.

They are medium sized birds measuring 30-50 cm in length and weigh 1,000 to 1,500 grams. They feed on seeds, bulbs, fruits, leaves and insects. They are seen to build nest either on ground or on trees.
Biological classification of Tetraophasis szechenyii
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Phasianidae
Subfamily:Perdicinae
Genus:Tetraophasis
Species:T. szechenyii
Binomial name:Tetraophasis szechenyii
Distribution:China and India;
Feeding habits: seeds, insects, roots, bulbs, mosses, fruits and leaves;
IUCN status listing:Least Concern

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