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Taiwan Partridge Arborophila crudigularis   - Adult male
Taiwan Partridge
Photographer : © Jo Ann MacKenzie/Birding in Taiwan
Location :Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan
Date : 22 March 2009
English synonyms:Formosan Hill Partridge, Formosan Hill-Partridge, Formosan Partridge, Taiwan Hill Partridge, Taiwan Hill-Partridge, White-throated Hill Partridge, White-throated Hill-Partridge, Swinhoe's Partridge, Swinhoe's Hill Partridge
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Two birds were calling behind the Research and Education Center. Suddenly, one bird flew from the forested hillside toward the building, struck a second-floor window, bounced off the glass and flew to a tree, landing about 10m up, where it remained for several minutes before flying to the ground, apparently uninjured. It alighted on a log, then walked out of sight.
Taiwan Partridge’s rising crescendo call of ‘guru, guru, guru….’ is often heard, but the bird is seldom seen due to its secretiveness and wariness. This set of three images may be the only photographs of Taiwan Partridge in a tree. - JAM