Hainan Partridge Arborophila ardens

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Styan, 1892)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd;B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v);C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small population, a small, severely fragmented range, and it is continuing to decline because of on-going habitat loss. In addition, it is thought to have undergone a rapid population reduction. However, recent surveys have identified additional populations and a number of new forest areas that hold the species have been designated as protected areas, providing hope that its status may improve in the future.

Population size: 2600-3500

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 13,400 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Palearctic
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Arborophila ardens. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.