1967. Arborophila brunneopecta brunneopecta

(1967) Arborophila brunneopecta brunneopecta (Tick.).
THE TENASSERIM BROWN-BREASTED HILL-PARTRIDGE.
Arborophila brunneopectus brunneopectus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v, p. 396.
This Hill-Partridge, originally described from Tenasserim, is found in that district as far South as Tavoy, while North it extends through the Pegu Yomas into the Kachin and Karen Hills, the Southern Shan States and Yunnan and East into West and North¬-West Siam.
Practically nothing is recorded of its haunts and nothing about its nidification. Oates, Davison and others all say that it frequents ravines and nullahs in very dense forest, while Darling, who says that they were extremely common at Thoungyah, infers that they are great skulkers and very shy, retiring into dense cover whenever disturbed.
Harington, who took the nest of this Partridge, merely records (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xix, p. 365, p. 1909) :—“Breeds at Taukchan in June.”
In a letter to me he adds :- "I have at last got the eggs of A, brunneopectus ; they were found by my man at Taukchan near Rangoon in open bamboo-jungle, and were laid on the ground in a hollow well filled in with bamboo-leaves and grass. I came out and took them myself, and shot a specimen of this Partridge close by, although not actually off the nest, and I have no doubt as to their authenticity.”
They were taken on the 5th June and measure 37.6 x 28.5, 36.6 x 28.4, 37.4 x 28.5 and 37.5 x 28.4 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1967. Arborophila brunneopecta brunneopecta
Spp Author: 
Tick.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1967
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
252
Common name: 
Tenasserim Brown Breasted Hill Partridge
M_ID: 
1408
M_SN: 
Arborophila brunneopectus brunneopectus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15152

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