French: Perdrix de Hodgson German: Tibetrebhuhn Spanish: Perdiz tibetana
Subspecies and Distribution
P. h. sifanica
Przevalski, 1876 – WC China from C Qinghai and Gansu S to E Tibet and C & S Sichuan.
P. h. caraganae
R. Meinertzhagen & A. C. Meinertzhagen, 1926 – NW India (E Kashmir and Ladakh) E to SW Tibet and extreme N India (N Uttarakhand).
P. h. hodgsoniae
(Hodgson, 1856) – W Nepal E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), S Tibet and extreme W Bhutan.
28–31 cm; 294–450 g. Very distinctive head and neck pattern; forehead, supercilia, chin, central throat and partial neckband white, lores streaked black, ear-... read more
Advertising call, given early morning and evening by male from atop large rock, is a rattling and... read more
Usually dry hillsides with scattered dwarf junipers, Rhododendron or Cargana... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually no information available; probably eats a variety of seeds and insects; sometimes feeds in close proximity to yak herders. Coveys... read more
Season from May to Jul (Ladakh), or even Aug. Presumably monogamous. Nest a scrape (20–22 cm in diameter) in the ground, lined with... read more
Very little information available, but thought to descend in winter to adjoining semi-desert plains... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Believed safe, as widely distributed and considered fairly common in China and locally quite common in India. No... read more
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