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Bar-backed Partridge - BirdForum Opus

Arborophila brunneopectus


26–29 cm (10¼-11½ in)

  • Barred back
  • Greyish-brown breast
  • Black and white spots on flanks


Asia: found only in China
Southeast Asia: occurs in Indochina, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand



It has has 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. b. brunneopectus:
  • A. b. henrici:
  • A. b. albigula:

Dry evergreen forests, forest edges and bamboo stands.


There is little information available on their behaviour.


They forage in leaf litter.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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