Wild Birds

Chestnut-bellied Partridges aka Chestnut-bellied Hill-partridges or Javan Hill-partridges

Chestnut-bellied Partridge aka Chestnut-bellied Hill-partridges or Javan Hill-partridges

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The Chestnut-bellied Partridge (Arborophila javanica) – also known as Chestnut-bellied Hill-partridge or Javan Hill-partridge.- is an Indonesian endemic. It is distributed to hill and mountain forests of west and east Java

It is a small, up to 28cm 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. Males and females look alike. Juveniles have a whitish face and reddish brown bill.

The average clutch consists of up to four eggs. The domed nest is constructed by the male out of long grasses.


 

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