Native Animals
 

Melanoperdix niger

Black Partridge
VU
Vulnerable
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 48856
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Taxonomy

Description

Melanoperdix nigra also known as the black wood-partridge is a small-sized bird with measurements around 24 cm in length (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993).  The male partridges are being described as glossy black with blackish brown wings, while the female partridges are dark chestnut with throat and belly whitish buff.

The black wood partridge is characterized by its plump bodies and attractive pattern with combination of brown, black and white. The partridges move on the forest floor in small groups. Its dark plumage provides camouflage on the poorly light forest floor. Its diets consist of insects, larvae and fallen seed on the forest floor. This species can be found in Peninsular Malaysia and commonly resides in lowland forest.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
3.1
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
N/A
1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A

Biodiversity Experts

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Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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  • Environment
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  • PM
Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
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  • PM
Farah Shafawati Mohd Taib (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Birds
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  • Treeshrews
  • Squirrels
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Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Meor Amran Bin Meor Zulkifilee (Mr.)
Birdgroup Taman Negara (BGTN)
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Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Rahmah Binti Ilias (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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  • PM
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Book
  1. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition, 2015. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  2. Francis, C.M. (1998). A Pocket Guide To The Birds of Borneo, Third Edition. The Sabah Society, Malaysia.
  3. Gregory-Smith, R. (1995). The Birds of Sarawak: A Pocket Checklist. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. pp. 21.
  4. Dickinson, E.C. & J.V.Remsen, Jr. (2013). The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World 4th. edition. Non-Passerines, Volume 1. Aves Press Limited, Eastbourne, England. pp. 461.
  5. Strange, M. & Jeyarajasingam, A. (1993). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Sun Tree Publishing, Singapore. pp. 270.
  6. Myers, S. (2009). A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Simon Papps, Singapore. pp. 272.
  7. Rosla, M. (2014). Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia: Hak Milik Kita yang Terlepas Pandang, Volume 1. Red Door To Hunt, Malaysia. pp. 369.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ainul Aqilah Binti Mohd Nasir, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Allen Jeyarajasingam, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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