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White-necklaced Partridge (Arborophila gingica)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
Genus Arborophila

Arborophila is a genus of partridges in the Phasianidae family. The genus has the second most members within the Galliformes after Francolinus although Arborophila species vary very little in bodily proportions with different species varying only in coloration/patterning and overall size. These are fairly small, often brightly marked partridges found in forests of eastern and southern Asia. Some species in this genus have small ranges, and are threatened by habitat loss and hunting.


While most species in this genus are highly distinctive and their taxonomic treatment is settled, there are three complexes where the species limits have not been entirely resolved and to various degrees are disputed: Arborophila orientalis–sumatrana–campbelli–rolli complex, Arborophila cambodiana complex, and Arborophila chloropus–merlini–charltonii complex. Arborophila torqueola is always called the hill partridge or common hill-partridge, but in all other species "hill" is often disregarded (for example, A. rufipectus is variously known as the Sichuan hill-partridge or Sichuan partridge).

White-cheeked Partridge (Blyth, 1850) (Arborophila atrogularis)
Bar-backed Partridge (Blyth, 1855) (Arborophila brunneopectus)
Chestnut-headed Partridge (Delacour & Jabouille, 1928) (Arborophila cambodiana)
 Siamese Partridge (Arborophila (cambodiana) diversa)
Malaysian Partridge (Robinson, 1904) (Arborophila campbelli)
Chestnut-necklaced Partridge (Eyton, 1845) (Arborophila charltonii)
Green-legged Partridge (Blyth, 1859) (Arborophila chloropus)
Orange-necked Partridge (Delacour, 1927) (Arborophila davidi)
White-necklaced Partridge (Gmelin, 1789) (Arborophila gingica)
Red-breasted Partridge (Sharpe, 1879) (Arborophila hyperythra)
Chestnut-bellied Partridge (Gmelin, 1789) (Arborophila javanica)
Chestnut-breasted Partridge (Hume, 1874) (Arborophila mandellii)
Vietnam Partridge (Delacour & Jabouille, 1924) (Arborophila merlini)
Grey-breasted Partridge (Horsfield, 1821) (Arborophila orientalis)
Roll's Partridge (Rothschild, 1909) (Arborophila rolli)
Red-billed Partridge (Salvadori, 1879) (Arborophila rubrirostris)
Sichuan Partridge (Boulton, 1932) (Arborophila rufipectus)
Rufous-throated Partridge (Blyth, 1850) (Arborophila rufogularis)
Sumatran Partridge (Ogilvie-Grant, 1891) (Arborophila sumatrana)
Hill Partridge (Valenciennes, 1826) (Arborophila torqueola)
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