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    Does anyone know their Thai birds?

    While hiking the top of Doi Sutthep in Chiang Mai the other day I flushed two big birds that I could swear were grouse. I looked up birds of Thailand and saw that Thailand has some native partridge, but the pictures didn't look anything like the birds I saw. I've shot a LOT of both partridge and grouse in Canada and these birds looked very similar to grouse. I only saw the birds in flight and they flew identical to how Canadian grouse fly... with fast beating wings and straight flight. They were a dark, reddish brown colour and they had a short, flared tail... almost identical to a Canadian grouse. Partridge have a narrow, pointed tail.

    At first I thought they were domestic chickens gone wild, but they were not the same, and flew differently. Anybody have any ideas? The only serious birder I know posts on Thaivisa and I'm banned from that forum for posting pictures of people.

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    Many on here know about 'Thai Birds' Ian - but not the 'feathered' kind I'm afraid ........5555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les1999 View Post
    Many on here know about 'Thai Birds' Ian - but not the 'feathered' kind I'm afraid ........5555
    From all the topics I've read, that is what I thought. Actually, throughout Thailand there doesn't seem to be much interest in hiking just for the sake of a strenuous walk. Mountain tribes walk the old trails to get from one point to another, but not much for the actual enjoyment of it. If they can take a scooter they will... even for just a few hundred meters.

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    Just shoot one so you can get a good look at it and maybe a photo, could be a rare species !!!

    Only joking Ian, we have some fairly rare birds around these parts and that is just a standing joke amongst my mates.

    Mind you Grouse are supposed to be tasty yer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1080 View Post
    Just shoot one so you can get a good look at it and maybe a photo, could be a rare species !!!

    Only joking Ian, we have some fairly rare birds around these parts and that is just a standing joke amongst my mates.

    Mind you Grouse are supposed to be tasty yer?
    When they are still warm I stand on their wings, grab their legs and give a hard pull, and the breast comes away clean with no feathers or guts. Grouse are not tough birds and there's not much meat on other parts of the body, so there's not much sense in wasting time plucking them.

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    ....that quote does not look complete without the phrase "....and a nice chianti."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
    ....that quote does not look complete without the phrase "....and a nice chianti."
    That's hilarious... 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
    ....that quote does not look complete without the phrase "....and a nice chianti."
    I wonder how many people understand this is so funny. Dont forget the beans. Or play an off note in an orchestra for the soirée. 55555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
    ....that quote does not look complete without the phrase "....and a nice chianti."
    Brilliant

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    Here you go Ian, maybe one of these which all are from Thailand..........................


    Pheasants and partridges of Thailand

    Order: Galliformes. Family: Phasianidae

    The Phasianidae are a family of terrestrial birds which consists of quails, partridges, snow****s, francolins, spurfowls, tragopans, monals, pheasants, peafowls and jungle fowls. In general, they are plump (although they may vary in size) and have broad, relatively short wings. There are 156 species worldwide of which 26 occur in Thailand.[29]





    Malayan Pea****-Pheasant,
    near extinct due to deforestation


    Common name

    Binomial

    Status



    Chinese Francolin

    Francolinus pintadeanus




    Long-billed Partridge

    Rhizothera longirostris




    Japanese Quail

    Coturnix japonica

    Very rare winter visitor



    Rain Quail

    Coturnix coromandelica




    Blue-breasted Quail

    Coturnix chinensis




    Rufous-throated Partridge

    Arborophila rufogularis




    Grey-breasted Partridge

    Arborophila orientalis

    Accidental. Sometimes split as Malayan Partridge A. campbelli[3]



    Bar-backed Partridge

    Arborophila brunneopectus




    Chestnut-headed Partridge

    Arborophila cambodiana




    Scaly-breasted Partridge

    Arborophila chloropus




    Chestnut-necklaced Partridge

    Arborophila charltonii

    Rare and globally endangered[30]



    Ferruginous Partridge

    Caloperdix oculea




    Crested Partridge

    Rollulus rouloul

    Rare and globally threatened[31]



    Mountain Bamboo-partridge

    Bambusicola fytchii




    Red Junglefowl

    Gallus gallus




    Kalij Pheasant

    Lophura leucomelanos




    Silver Pheasant

    Lophura nycthemera




    Crestless Fireback

    Lophura erythrophthalma




    Crested Fireback

    Lophura ignita

    Rare and globally endangered[32]



    Siamese Fireback

    Lophura diardi




    Hume's Pheasant

    Syrmaticus humiae

    Rare



    Grey Pea****-Pheasant

    Polyplectron bicalcaratum




    Malayan Pea****-Pheasant

    Polyplectron malacense

    Near extinct[4]



    Great Argus

    Argusianus argus




    Green Peafowl

    Pavo muticus

    Resident but globally threatened
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    Thanks for the effort, Rivo, but from the photos I didn't see anything that matched.

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