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Alternative name: Udzungwa Partridge

Xenoperdix udzungwensis



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

Sexes are similar


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


Discovered in 1991.


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].


Montane forests.


The diet includes beetles, ants and seeds.


  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

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