Long-billed partridge

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Long-billed partridge
Rhizothera longirostris.jpg
Male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Rhizothera
Gray, 1841
Species: R. longirostris
Binomial name
Rhizothera longirostris
(Temminck, 1815)

The long-billed partridge (Rhizothera longirostris) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. There are two distinct subspecies; the nominate race R. l. longirostris is relatively widespread, while R. l. dulitensis, sometimes considered to be a full species known as the Dulit partridge or Hose's partridge (R. dulitensis), has a very restricted range in the mountains of central Borneo.

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