Mountain Bamboo Partridge (Bambusicola fytchii)

As far as I know, this species of Bamboo Partridge is not kept in captivity. There are two subspecies in the wild, (B. f. fytchii) found in eastern China and Vietnam and (B. f. hopkinsoni) from south-western China, India and burma. They are considered rare in their natural range.

Both sexes resemble the Chinese, but have a yellowish throat instead of rufous and have a blackish eye stripe.


In the wild, the breeding season begins in April and 3 to 7 eggs are laid. Incubation is believed to be 18 days.

General Comments

Since this species is rapidly declining in their native lands, a captive breeding program needs to be established.