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Scientific Name: 
Excalfactoria chinensis
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Aves
Order: 
Galliformes
Family: 
Phasianidae
Genus: 
Excalfactoria
Species: 
chinensis

Photo by Alain Fosse.

These quiet birds are found in pairs or small groups in the dense undergrowth of swampy country feeding on grass seeds and insects. Although these birds would rather hide on the ground, they will burst suddenly into flight if disturbed. 

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