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Chestnut-breasted Partridge - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Godwin Chan
Sabah, Malaysia, August 2019
Arborophila mandellii


28–30 cm (11-11¾ in)

  • Grey belly
  • Chestnut breast band

Similar Species

Rufous-throated Partridge


Asia: found in China, Tibet, India, Eastern Himalayas and Bhutan.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Coniferous foothill forests generally with bamboo.



There is no information currently available on their diet.


A nest with a clutch of 4 eggs was found on grass under a rock, at a height of 2400m.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. McGowan, P.J.K., de Juana, E., Kirwan, G.M. & Boesman, P. (2020). Chestnut-breasted Partridge (Arborophila mandellii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/53450 on 26 January 2020).

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