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Vulnerable A bird of hill forests in SE China, an area which is under heavy human pressure. Accordingly, the range has strongly contracted and the numbers strongly diminished due to habitat changes and direct persecution in the last century. Now thought to be stable in the few reserves in which it occurs, but still in decline in areas outside these, with a total population estimated at 5000 birds or less. Thrives in captivity.
Items in the ZMA - 4 birds and 1 egg:
ZMA 50781 One egg, laid at an unspecified date in captivity in the Amsterdam Zoo.
ZMA 56780 Adult male, undated [before 1880], no locality [original label torn off], mounted.
ZMA 56781 Adult male, 'SE China', died 18 Nov 1886 in the Amsterdam Zoo, mounted.
ZMA 56782-56783 First winter females, died 18 Oct 1887 & Aug 1891 in the Amsterdam Zoo, mounted.
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