French: Torquéole de Formose German: Taiwanbuschwachtel Spanish: Arborófila de Formosa
Other common names: Taiwan Hill-partridge
mountains of Taiwan.
Mountains of Taiwan.
c. 27–28 cm; one male 311 g, female c. 212 g. Distinctive head and neck pattern, showing more extensive white on face than most other Arborophila with grey... read more
Song a series of repeated, mellow, double whistled notes “weah-huuu...weah-huuu...weah-huuu...”,... read more
Temperate primary broadleaved and possibly mixed forest mainly between 1500 m and 2000 m, but... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, berries, seedlings, leaves and invertebrates (earthworms and insects) reported. Forages in coveys of 2–3 individuals.
Season from late Feb to Aug, according to elevation. Apparently monogamous. Nest situated in crevice amongst boulders, or hidden at base of... read more
No information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species; occurs in Taiwan Endemic Bird Area. Formerly widespread at suitable altitudes, but few records in recent... read more
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