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Chestnut-breasted Partridges

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The Chestnut-breasted Partridges (Arborophila mandellii) is endemic to the eastern Himalayas north of the Brahmaputra, and is known from Bhutan, West Bengal (Darjeeling only), Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India, and south-east Tibet. This species is considered Threatened with an estimated population of less than 10,000.

It has a chestnut breast-band and grey belly.


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