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Chestnut-necklaced Partridge - BirdForum Opus

Subspecies charltonii
Photo by Hor Kee
West Malaysia, July 2017
Tropicoperdix charltonii

Arborophila charltonii


26-32 cm (10¼-12½ in)

  • Boldly-marked
  • Chestnut collar
  • Tawny ear-coverts
  • Brown forehead, crown and nape


Asia: China
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas and Sumatra.


Green-legged Partridge is sometimes considered conspecific with this species.


Two subspecies are recognized[1].

  • T. c. charltonii:
  • T. c. atjenensis:

An additional subspecies tonkinensis (Tonkin Partridge) is usually included in Green-legged Partridge.


Primary evergreen and semi-evergreen moist forests up to 500m.



Their varied diet consists of seeds, berries and termites.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Avibase
  4. BirdLife International
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2017)

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