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Photo by James Eaton
Location: Laojunshan,SW Sichuan, China
Arborophila rufipectus


28-30.5 cm. Grey-brown, distinctly patterned head and breast. Male has broad, chestnut breast band, narrow, white supercilium meeting on forehead, brown crown, black lores and broad eye-line, rufous-orange ear-covert patch and black-streaked white throat. Female similar but duller.





Temperate broadleaf cloud forest, mainly mixed evergreen and deciduous; it favours undisturbed, closed-canopy forest with an open forest floor, sparse bamboo growth and damp leaf-litter.


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