Phasianinae (Tribe Perdicini)
Xenoperdix udzungwensis Dinesen et al., 1994, Ndundulu Mountains, Tanzania. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Udzungwa partridge; French: Xйnoperdrix de Tanzanie; German: Udzungwawachtel; Spanish: Perdiz de Udzungwa.
11 in (29 cm); 8–9 oz (220–239 g); male slightly larger. Barred upperparts and blotched underparts; red bill.
First found in 1991 and known only from the eastern Udzungwa highlands and the Rubeho Mountains in southern Tanzania, Africa.
Montane and sub-montane evergreen forest with open understory at 4,400–6,200 ft (1,350–1,900 m).
Usually in small flocks of up to eight; roosts in trees and shrubs.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Forages for invertebrates and seeds by searching litter on forest floor.
Adults with chicks seen in November–December. No other information is available.
Vulnerable. Only known from four populations, but these populations appear to be stable.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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