Grey-breasted partridge

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Grey-breasted partridge
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Arborophila
A. orientalis
Binomial name
Arborophila orientalis
(Horsfield, 1821)

The grey-breasted partridge (Arborophila orientalis), also known as the white-faced hill partridge, or Horsfield's hill partridge, is a bird species in the family Phasianidae.

It is endemic to highland forest in eastern Java, Indonesia.

Measuring 28 cm (11 in), this species is a stocky, short-legged bird. Its mostly grey plumage is barred on the lower back and tail. It has a black crown and nape, and conspicuous white forehead, cheeks and throat. Bare skin around the eyes is red. The bill is black and the legs are red.[2]

Some authorities include the Malayan, Roll's and Sumatran partridges as subspecies of the grey-breasted partridge.

The grey-breasted partridge is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Arborophila orientalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22679038A112384502. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22679038A112384502.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. ^ BirdLife species factsheet for Arborophila orientalis

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