Geographical Range Southern China
Habitat Dry bush country, bamboo thickets
Scientific Name Bambusicola thoracica
Conservation Status Common

This species takes its name from the bamboo forests in which it lives. The partridges eat a variety of foods, seeds, shoots, leaves, grain, and insects. Their social groups vary in size from two to 20 birds, with each flock inhabiting a distinct and non-overlapping home range. A female partridge lays three to seven eggs at a time.

Did You Know?

A pair of bamboo partridges often engages in duets, with the male calling first and the female answering.