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Other Names: Burmese Francolin, Chinese Partridge
Subspecies: F. p. pintadeanus - Southeastern China, Hainan Island; F. p. phayrei - India, Burma, Thailand and eastern Indochina.
Range: Southeastern China, India, Burma, Thailand and Eastern Indochina
Habitat: Grassy openings in the scrub and forests.
Brief Description: Rivals the Black Francolin as the most attractive Asian francolin, for which it bears some resemblance. Males have a white cheek-patch that extends beneath the eye and a white throat which is separated by a black bar; a black bar separates the white cheek-patch from a rufous stripe that extends above the eye to the back of the head; overall body plumage mottled black and white. Females similar to male, but duller and lack spurs.
Status in Wild: Locally common.
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