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The Chinese Bamboo Partridges (Bambusicola thoracicus) is native to eastern mainland China and Taiwan, and introduced successfully to Japan.

The Chinese Bamboo Partridge is smaller than most partridges. Males are larger than the females. The chest and back are mottled in black, chestnut, and cream colors, with black spots on the flanks and above. The partridge’s face and throat are rufous, with a grey above the eye and down to the neck.

Its loud call is described as ki-ko-kuai or kojukkei, repeated several times before slowing to a stop.

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