French: Gélinotte de Severtzov German: Schwarzbrust-Haselhuhn Spanish: Grévol chino
Other common names:
Severtsov's Hazel Grouse
mountains of Gansu, central China
Subspecies and Distribution
B. s. sewerzowi
(Przevalski, 1876) – mountains of C China from Gansu and NE Qinghai to N Sichuan. Believed to have disappeared from E Qinghai and C Gansu.
B. s. secunda
(Riley, 1925) – SE Qinghai, E Tibet, SW Sichuan and NW Yunnan.
33–40 cm; male 279–390 g, female 270–407 g. Male mass varies from lowest during breeding season to highest in winter, whereas the reverse is true in females... read more
Territorial displays are given in both spring and autumn. Males perform a wingbeat display, with... read more
Birch and coniferous mountain forests, generally above 2400 m, and as high as 4300 m in Tibet; the... read more
Food and feeding
In Gansu, mainly flower and leaf buds of willow and birch in early spring, moving onto flower buds and leaves of the same species by May;... read more
Laying from end May to mid Jun. Monogamous; although polyandry is occasionally suspected, only available evidence suggests strong pair-... read more
Apparently sedentary. Mean territory size of paired male in spring is c. 2·1 ha (range in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Listed as endangered in Chinese Red Data book. Total range speculated to be c. 394,000 km² and population... read more
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