Red-breasted partridge

Red-breasted partridge
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Phasianidae
Genus:Arborophila
Species:A. hyperythra
Binomial name
Arborophila hyperythra
(Sharpe, 1879)

The red-breasted partridge (Arborophila hyperythra), also known as the Bornean hill-partridge,[2] is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. It is endemic to hill and montane forest in Borneo,[3] preferring bamboos and thickets. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed it as a least-concern species.

Taxonomy

Richard Bowdler Sharpe described this species as Bambusicola hyperythra in 1879, from specimens collected in northwestern Borneo by William Hood Treacher, who was Acting Governor of Labuan at that time.[4] In 1890, Sharpe described the population on Mount Kinabalu as Bambusicola erythrophrys.[5] It was formerly considered a subspecies, but it has been suggested that the brighter plumage on the face is due to age differences.[2] The species is currently considered monotypic.[6]