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The grey-breasted partridge (Arborophila orientalis), also known as the white-faced hill partridge, or Horsfield's hill partridge, is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Grey-breasted partridge
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Arborophila
Species:
A. orientalis
Binomial name
Arborophila orientalis
(Horsfield, 1821)

It is endemic to highland forests in eastern Java, Indonesia.

Measuring 28 cm (11 in), this species is a stocky, short-legged bird. Its mostly grey plumage is barred on the lower back and tail. It has a black crown and nape, and conspicuous white forehead, cheeks and throat. Bare skin around the eyes is red. The bill is black and the legs are red.[2]

Some authorities include the Malaysian, Roll's and Sumatran partridges as subspecies of the grey-breasted partridge.

The grey-breasted partridge is threatened by habitat loss.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Arborophila orientalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ BirdLife species factsheet for Arborophila orientalis

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