The chestnut-breasted partridge (Arborophila mandellii) belongs to the family Phasianidae. These partridges are distributed in Bhutan, India (Darjeeling, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal and China (Tibet).
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had categorized and evaluated these bird species and had listed them as 'Vulnerable'.
These birds measure 28 cm in length and weigh 270 grams. They have a chestnut band on the breast and grey belly. These partridges have orange colored Legs. The throat this partridge has a white patch. The estimated population is less than 10,000 birds. These partridges inhabit the undergrowth of evergreen forest in the foothills of eastern Himalayas.
|Biological classification of Arborophila mandellii|
|Binomial name:||Arborophila mandellii|
|Feeding habits:||probably seeds, insects, roots and leaves;|
|IUCN status listing:||Vulnerable|
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