French: Torquéole à gorge rousse German: Rotkehl-Buschwachtel Spanish: Arborófila golirrufa
Other common names:
Darjeeling, north-east India
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. rufogularis
(Blyth, 1849) – foothills of Himalayas (E from Uttarakhand, in India) E to NE India.
A. r. intermedia
(Blyth, 1855) – NE India (Assam S of R Brahmaputra) E to W & N Myanmar and W Yunnan (China).
A. r. tickelli
(A.O. Hume, 1880) – E & S Myanmar (from South Shan to Tenasserim) E to N Thailand and SW Laos.
A. r. euroa
(Bangs & J. C. Phillips, 1914) – SC China (extreme SE Yunnan) S to N Laos.
A. r. guttata
Delacour & Jabouille, 1928 – C Vietnam; probably adjacent Laos.
A. r. annamensis
(Robinson & Kloss, 1919) – SC Vietnam.
c. 26–29 cm; male 325–430 g, female 261–386 g, 200–300 g (rufogularis), 340–370 g (male intermedia), 212 g (male tickelli... read more
Full territorial song (mainly heard Jan–May in Bhutan) starts with several well-spaced, pure... read more
Occurs in evergreen forest with thick undergrowth, e.g. rhododendron, from 600 m up to 3000 m, more... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, berries, green plant matter and invertebrates, including larvae, reported. Usually recorded in coveys of 5–10 individuals.
Season Apr–Aug, mainly May–Jun, but perhaps Feb–May in China. Apparently monogamous. Nest is either simply a scrape, or... read more
No altitudinal movements reported. Prefers to escape from potential danger by running, rather than... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Considered safe mainly because of large range, but situation may be more serious than currently believed. Scarce... read more
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