French: Torquéole de Boulton German: Boultonbuschwachtel Spanish: Arborófila de Sichuán
Other common names:
west Sichuan, China
SC China (SC Sichuan, and perhaps also NE Yunnan).
28–30·5 cm; male 410–470 g, female 350–380 g. Typical, generally grey-brown, hill-partridge with distinctly patterned head and breast. Male has broad... read more
Territorial call (often delivered as duet) given during breeding season (mid Mar–Jul) and then... read more
Subtropical and temperate mixed evergreen broadleaf forest and woodland, including secondary and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits of Eleaganus, Euonymus, Rubus and oaks reported; also some invertebrates. Appears to prefer to forage on... read more
Season Apr–Jun, with eggs hatching occurring mid May to mid Jul. Nest is a scrape, usually among tree roots. Lays 3–7 eggs,... read more
Few data available, but during winter (from mid Oct) birds form coveys of 4–6 birds that... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Mace Lande: Critical. One of the most threatened of all Galliformes: population estimated by BirdLife International at c. 1000–2499 mature individuals... read more
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