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Rufous-throated Partridge - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by nothinghill
Thailand, March 2019
Arborophila rufogularis


26–29 cm (10¼-11½ in)

  • Long greyish supercilium with black flecks
  • Red eye ring
  • Red throat patch
  • Grey underparts
  • White and chestnut flecked flanks
  • Red legs


Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand



There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • A. r. rufogularis :
  • A. r. intermedia:
  • North East India to Myanmar and extreme north-western Yunnan
  • A. r. tickelli:
  • A. r. euroa:
  • South China (south-eastern Yunnan) to northern Laos
  • A. r. guttata:
  • A. r. annamensis:
  • South Vietnam (Langbian Plateau region)


They like the thick undergrowth in evergreen forests.



Their diet consists of seeds, berries, plant material, as well as invertebrates and their larvae. They are usually seen in coveys of 5-10 individuals.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

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