Chestnut-bellied Partridge
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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
Genus Arborophila
Species Arborophila javanica
Conservation Status
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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