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White-cheeked Partridge

Kingdom: Animalia   Phylum: Chordata   Class: Aves (Birds)   Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

White-cheeked Partridge (Arborophila atrogularis) is a local resident in eastern Himalayas and north-east India. Size 28 cm.

White-cheeked Partridge (Arborophila atrogularis) is resident in north-east India locally common in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura, Bangladesh very local in the north-east, could still occur in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Myanmar widespread, uncommon to common resident and China local in Yingjiang area of west Yunnan to west of Salween river. It inhabits dense undergrowth of broadleaved primary and secondary evergreen forest, sometimes adjacent scrub, bamboo, grassland and cultivation, most frequently below 750 m in India, but usually between 610-1220 m in South-East Asia. It is principally threatened by habitat loss and persecution. Within its range, hill forests are diminishing rapidly in extent and becoming fragmented because of shifting agriculture and logging. Hunting and snaring is common. However, given the size of its range and the paucity of fieldwork conducted within it, the species is currently likely to be more abundant than records suggest and to exceed the threshold for classification as Vulnerable.
 

Anseriformes

Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes   Coraciiformes   Cuculiformes

Galliformes

Gruiformes Passeriformes Piciformes Psittaciformes Strigiformes Trogoniformes Turniciformes Upupiformes