Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Green-legged Hill-partridge (Arborophila chloropus) - HBW 2, p. 521

French: Torquéole des bois German: Grünfuß Buschwachtel Spanish: Arborófila Pativerde
Other common names: Scaly-breasted/Woodland Hill-partridge, Green-legged Tree-partridge/Partridge

Taxonomy: Tropicoperdix chloropus Blyth, 1859, mountains of Tenasserim, Burma = Muleyit.
Sometimes placed in genus Tropicoperdix. Probably forms superspecies with A. merlini and A. charltonii, but taxonomy of these three forms poorly understood and requires revision; present species has been considered a race of A. charltonii; race tonkinensis appears to be intermediate, and may actually belong with A. charltonii. Five subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • chloropus (Blyth, 1859) - SC China (S Yunnan) S to Burma (S to N Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
  • peninsularis Meyer de Schauensee, 1941 - SW Thailand.
  • tonkinensis (Delacour, 1927) - N Vietnam.

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  • chloropus (Blyth, 1859) - SC China (S Yunnan) S to Burma (S to N Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
  • peninsularis Meyer de Schauensee, 1941 - SW Thailand.
  • tonkinensis (Delacour, 1927) - N Vietnam.
  • olivacea (Delacour & Jabouille, 1928) - Laos and Kampuchea.
  • cognacqi (Delacour & Jabouille, 1924) - S Vietnam.
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