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Chinese Bamboo Partridge
Alternative name: Bamboo Partridge
Includes: Taiwan Bamboo-Partridge
31cm. Male larger
Immatures are duller, have buffy shaft streaks, dark spots on lower back, rump and undertail-coverts.
The scientific name was formerly spelled thoracica.
Warm forests and grasslands; not entirely dependent on bamboo. Occurs up to 1000m, occasionally up to 2000m.
The clutch consists of 3-7 eggs which are incubated by the female for 18 days.
The diet includes invertebrates, nuts, seeds, shoots and leaves.
Call: ki-ko-kuai or kojukkei
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Starts with Daurian Redstart, followed by Chinese Bamboo Partridges, Oriental Greenfinch and a bulbul
Recording by china guy, Sichuan, China, September 2011
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