IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Arborophila mandellii is endemic to the eastern Himalayas north of the Brahmaputra, and is known from Bhutan, West Bengal (Darjeeling only), Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India, and south-eastern Tibet, China. There are recent records from several sites in the central and eastern valleys of Bhutan (Spierenberg 2005), including the Thrumshing La National Park and Shemgang Dzongkhag, but it may also be found in western Bhutan, which has barely been surveyed (P. Spierenberg in litt. 2004). It is locally common in the remaining forests of Arunachal Pradesh and perhaps also in parts of West Bengal, suggesting it may be evenly distributed right across its range, wherever suitable habitat occurs.


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