This species has a disjunct distribution in lowland forest where logging is rapid and on-going, and trapping pressure is prevalent. It is likely to be undergoing a moderately rapid population reduction and is consequently classified as Near Threatened.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Arborophila chloropus, A. tonkinensis, A. charltoni and A. graydoni (del Hoyo et al. 2013) were previously lumped as A. chloropus following the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group (contra McGowan 1994), and before then were split as A. chloropus and A. merlini following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
26-32 cm. Boldly-marked partridge with chestnut collar and ear-patch. A. c. tonkinensis has narrower chestnut collar and smaller, pale chestnut ear-patch. Similar spp. From Bar-backed Partridge A. brunneopectus by plainer upperside, heavy black breast markings, reddish bill with greenish tip, greenish to yellowish-green legs and distinctive ear-patch and collar. From extralimital Scaly-breasted and Annam Partridges A. merlini by chestnut ear-patch and collar. Voice Similar to Scaly-breasted (see Annam).
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Madge, S.; McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, partridges and grouse: including buttonquails, sandgrouse and allies. Christopher Helm, London.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Mahood, S., Taylor, J.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Arborophila charltonii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Phasianidae (Grouse, pheasants and partridges)|
|Species name author||(Eyton, 1845)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||120,000 km2|
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