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Chestnut-bellied Partridge - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Chestnut-bellied Hill-partridge; Javan Hill-partridge

Arborophila javanica



  • Rufous crown and nape
  • Grey breast
  • Brown wings
  • Rufous belly (white in centre)
  • Red facial skin
  • Black mask, throat and bill

Sexes similar
Juvenile: white face, reddish-brown bill


Indonesia: found only in Java.



There are 2 or 3 subspecies depending on the authority[1]:

  • A. j. javanica:
  • Mountains of western Java
  • A. j. bartelsi:
  • Mountains of west-central Java
  • A. j. lawuana:
  • Mountains of east-central Java

bartelsi is not recognised by all authorities and is generally considered invalid[2].


Hill and mountain forests.


The male builds a domed nest from long grasses. The clutch consists of 4 eggs.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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