Arborophila mandellii Hume, 1874 - Chestnut-breasted Hill Partridge

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Chestnut-breasted Partridge.

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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This species is uncommon. It inhabits evergreen forests of India (mainly in Darjeeling, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh), Bhutan and China, at the heights of 350m–2,500m asl (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the  current population size estimated at 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and hydroelectric dam projects (especially in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim) (BirdLife International 2001).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2016. Arborophila mandellii . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22679029A92799504. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679029A92799504.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Arborophila mandellii Hume, 1874 – Chestnut-breasted Hill Partridge. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/arborophila-mandellii, accessed 2024/06/25.