Taiwan partridge

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Taiwan partridge
Taiwan partridge (Arborophila crudigularis).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Arborophila
Species: A. crudigularis
Binomial name
Arborophila crudigularis
(Swinhoe, 1864)

The Taiwan partridge (Arborophila crudigularis), also called Taiwan hill partridge, is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found only in Taiwan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss, but at present is categorised by the IUCN Red List as of least concern.[2] A recent study suggests that its closest relatives are not in adjacent mainland China, but in south-east Asia, and that they spread along continental shelf areas exposed by lowered sea levels during the ice age.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Arborophila crudigularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22679026/0
  3. ^ Was the exposed continental shelf a long-distance colonization route in the ice age? The Southeast Asia origin of Hainan and Taiwan partridges. Chen, D. et al. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2015 Feb;83:167-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.11.006