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Chestnut-breasted partridge

   ›      ›   Chestnut-breasted partridge - Arborophila mandellii.

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.

Indian bird - Arborophila mandellii
Chestnut-breasted partridge

Biological classification of Arborophila mandellii
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Phasianidae
Subfamily:Perdicinae
Genus:Arborophila
Species:A. mandellii
Binomial name:Arborophila mandellii
Distribution:India
Feeding habits:probably seeds, insects, roots and leaves;
IUCN status listing:Vulnerable

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