Chestnut-necklaced Hill-partridge (Arborophila charltonii) - HBW 2, p. 521
French: Torquéole à poitrine châtaine
Spanish: Arborófila Pechicastaña
Other common names: Chestnut-breasted Hill-partridge(!), Chestnut-necklaced Tree-partridge/ Partridge
Taxonomy: Perdix Charltonii Eyton, 1845, Malacca.
Sometimes placed in genus Tropicoperdix. Probably forms superspecies with A. chloropus and A. merlini, both of which have been considered races of present species; taxonomy of these three forms poorly understood and requires revision; A. chloropus tonkinensis appears to be intermediate, and may actually belong with present species; validity of race atjenensis has been questioned. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- charltonii (Eyton, 1845) - S Thailand and S Burma to Peninsular Malaysia.
- atjenensis Meyer de Schauensee & Ripley, 1940 - Aceh, N Sumatra; old records from S Sumatra.
- graydoni (Sharpe & Chubb, 1906) - Sabah, NE Borneo.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
A bird on the ground.
Locality Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp graydoni)
Nick Athanas 2 July 2008 3 years ago 3.8
An adult bird on the forest ground.
Locality Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
James Eaton 1 November 2010 1 year ago 3.3