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Alternative name: Udzungwa Partridge

Xenoperdix udzungwensis

Identification

29cm

  • Heavily barred brown plumage
  • Rufous face
  • Grey underparts
  • Olive-brown crown and upperparts
  • Red bill
  • Brown iris
  • Yellow legs

Sexes are similar

Distribution

East Africa: found only in Udzungwa and Rubeho Mountains in Tanzania.

Taxonomy

Discovered in 1991.

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • X. u. undzungwensis: Udzungwa Partridge
  • X. u. obscuratus: Rubeho Forest Partridge
  • Southern Tanzania (Maf-wemiro forest in Rubeho highlands)

The two taxa are sometimes split by some authorities to Udzungwa and Rubeho Forest Partridge[2].

Habitat

Montane forests.

Behaviour

The diet includes beetles, ants and seeds.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.

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