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Chestnut-bellied Partridge
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Information
Common Name Chestnut-bellied Hill-partridge and Javan Hill-partridge
Range west and east Java, Indonesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
Perdicinae
Genus Arborophila
Species Arborophila javanica
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Chestnut-bellied partridge (Arborophila javanica), also known as chestnut-bellied hill-partridge or Javan hill-partridge, is a small, up to 28 cm long, partridge with a rufous crown and nape, red legs, grey breast, brown wings, red facial skin, and a black mask, throat and bill. It has a rufous belly with white on the middle. Both sexes are similar. The young has whitish face and reddish brown bill.

An Indonesian endemic, the chestnut-bellied partridge is distributed to hill and mountain forests of west and east Java. The female lays up to four eggs in a domed nest of long grasses, built by the male.

A common species in its limited range, the chestnut-bellied partridge is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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