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|
|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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