Haematortyx sanguiniceps, Crimson-headed Partridge,

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Haematortyx sanguiniceps, Crimson-headed Partridge, Puyuh Kepala-merah

The Crimson-heHaematortyx sanguiniceps, Crimson-headed Partridgeaded Partridge (Haematortyx sanguiniceps) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

Description: Medium-sized (25 cm) plump partridge with unmistakable crimson head, breast, and vent. Male otherwise blackish brown; female olive-brown.
Iris – brown; bill – yellow in male, brown in female; feet and lets – grey with two spurs in male and one in female.

Voice: High, harsh clucking kak kak kak. Pom-prang, pom-prang repeated several times in small, metallic voice.

Range: Endemic to Borneo.

Distribution and status: Widespread in the hills and mountains of Borneo. Formerly regarded as common (Smythies, 1981) but now uncommon between 500 and 1700 m, occasionally found down to 200 m.

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