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Green-legged Partridge Arborophila chloropus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 769,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.4 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally scarce over much of its range, rare and little known in China and locally common in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam (Madge and McGowan 2002).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and unsustainable levels of hunting.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Cambodia Native Extant       Yes
China (mainland) Native Extant       Yes
Laos Native Extant Yes      
Myanmar Native Extant       Yes
Thailand Native Extant       Yes
Vietnam Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cambodia Phnom Bokor site factsheet
Cambodia Phnom Samkos site factsheet
Cambodia Virachey site factsheet
Laos Dong Ampham site factsheet
Laos Dong Kalo site factsheet
Laos Dong Khanthung site factsheet
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains site factsheet
Laos Hin Namno site factsheet
Laos Khammouan Limestone site factsheet
Laos Nakai Plateau site factsheet
Laos Nam Et site factsheet
Laos Nam Xam site factsheet
Laos Phou Dendin site factsheet
Laos Phou Xiang Thong site factsheet
Laos Upper Xe Kaman site factsheet
Laos Xe Khampho / Xe Pian site factsheet
Laos Xe Kong Plains site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Altitude 0 - 1400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Arborophila chloropus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author (Blyth, 1859)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 769,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species