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Bambusicola thoracica thoracica

Basic information
Scientific name Bambusicola thoracica thoracica

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Common names Chinese bamboo partridge, Chinese bamboo pheasant
Higher taxon Phasianidae, Galliformes, Aves
Natural range Southern continental China
Habitat Edge of forest and shrub in lowland to lower montane region.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Honshu (except for some part with low temperature), Shikoku, Kyushu, Sadogashima Is., Izu Islands, Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, Awajishima Is., Oki, Tsushima, Goto Islands, Osumi Islands, etc. Range in Japan
Date At first this bird escape in 1915 at Tokyo.
Route Deliberate: Escape of pet animal, release for hunting.
Impact There seems little impact. But, the decline of Turdus celanops in Mikurajima Island of the Izu Islands might be due to competition with this species.
Affected organism: Turdus celanops on Mikurajima Island.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries No
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2004) National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-07) (in Jpn)
  • Eguchi & Amano (1999) Naturalization of exotic birds in Japan. Jpn J Ornithol. 47, 97-114 (in Jpn)
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Higuchi et al. (eds) (1997) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 4 Birds II. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kiyosu (1978) The Birds of Japan. Kodansha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kuroda (1970) Odontophorninae and Perdicinae of the World. Ornithol Soc Jpn, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2010) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-07)
  • Nakamura (1988) Alien Animals of Japan. Kanagawa Pref. Mus., Yokohama (in Jpn)
  • etc.