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Arborophila mandellii Hume, 1874 – Chestnut-breasted Hill Partridge

Taxonomic Notes:

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/).


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhvanarayeni, R. and A. Bayani. 2020. Arborophila mandellii Hume, 1874 – Chestnut-breasted Hill Partridge. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/720/Arborophila-mandellii
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