French: Bambusicole de Fytch German: Gelbbrauen-Bambushuhn Spanish: Bambusícola montana
Ponsee, Yunnan, China
Subspecies and Distribution
B. f. hopkinsoni
Godwin-Austen, 1874 – NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh S to Meghalaya and Mizoram) S to E Bangladesh and E to N Myanmar.
B. f. fytchii
J. Anderson, 1871 – SC China (Sichuan and Yunnan) S to EC Myanmar, NW Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam.
c. 32–37 cm; male 278–400 g, female 256–340 g. Male is larger than female. Distinctive pattern on head and underparts; belly creamy white to pale buff;... read more
Advertising call, given frequently during breeding season, from a stump or mound, is a resonant... read more
Open scrub forest, thickets, bamboo patches, and mixed scrub and tall grassland along watercourses... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, berries, shoots and buds, rice grains and a variety of invertebrates. Scratches ground. Recorded in coveys of up to 5–6 birds... read more
Mating system not certainly known, but perhaps monogamous. Nesting apparently Mar–Sept (usually Apr–Jul) in China; May–... read more
Sedentary. Flies only when pressed, rising for a few metres before landing in grass.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: vulnerable. Range covers a fairly large area (estimated at 530,000 km²) and species apparently persists in second... read more
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