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Bamboo Partridge
Bambusicola fytchii

Habitat: bamboo forest, open scrub forest and grassland along waterways at high elevation

Range: Southwest China, Burma, Thailand, and Laos

Natural Diet: seeds, berries, shoots, buds, insects

Status in the Wild: Common (Least Concern)

 

Fun Animal Facts

Bamboo partridge spend most of their time on the ground. When threatened they generally run away or fly a short distance in short, strong bursts. Their voice is a loud ringing cackle that repeats two notes over and over. A bamboo partridge pair often engage in duets, with male calling first and the female answering.

 

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Their body coloring helps these birds camouflage in the wild to hide from predators

Distributional map in Asia