Long-billed partridge

The long-billed partridge (Rhizothera longirostris) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae.

Long-billed partridge
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Male
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Rhizothera
Species:
R. longirostris
Binomial name
Rhizothera longirostris
(Temminck, 1815)

Distribution and habitatEdit

It is found in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. There are two distinct subspecies; the nominate race R. l. longirostris is relatively widespread, while R. l. dulitensis, sometimes considered to be a full species known as the Dulit partridge or Hose's partridge (R. dulitensis), has a very restricted range in the mountains of central Borneo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BirdLife International 2016. Rhizothera longirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728238A94976055. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22728238A94976055.en. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.