French: Torquéole à joues blanches German: Weißwangen-Buschwachtel Spanish: Arborófila cariblanca
Other common names:
Assam, Sylhet and Arakan (north-east Indian Subcontinent and north-west Myanmar)
NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura), NE Bangladesh, N & W Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).
c. 25–28 cm; 200–312 g. Distinctive head and neck pattern distinguishes this species from most congeners; grey and brown crown separates from some similar forms... read more
Song, similar to A. brunneopectus, a series of repeated, mellow, double whistled notes “... read more
Occurs from foothills up to 1700 m in evergreen forest, scrub, tea plantations and bamboo; even... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available. Believed to feed on seeds of weeds, as well as berries, shoots and assorted invertebrates. Forages in... read more
Laying Mar–Apr in India at lower altitudes, Jun–Jul higher up; timing unknown elsewhere. Apparently monogamous. Nest is a... read more
No information on any seasonal movements, but species may well be simply rare visitor to Bangladesh... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Considered safe mainly because of fairly large range, but situation may be more serious than is anticipated at... read more
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