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Chinese Bamboo Partridge
Alternative name: Bamboo Partridge
30â€“32 cm (11Â¾-12Â½ in), Male larger
Immatures are duller, have buffy shaft streaks, dark spots on lower back, rump and undertail-coverts.
Arid bush. 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. Birds introduced to Japan have been observed feeding on locusts, termites and ants.
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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