Crested Wood Partridge

Crested Wood Partridge

Rollulus rouloul


Quick Facts
Body Length: Up to 10 inches
Distribution: Southeast Asia
Habitat: Tropical rainforests and bamboo thickets
Wild Diet: Insects, seeds, and fruit
Zoo Diet: Leaves, grain, duck pellets and game bird maintenance

Crested wood partridges are sexually dimorphic (have two distinct gender forms). The male is slightly larger than the female, and is metallic green with a glossy blue underside, a brownish wing panel, a white spot on the forehead, and a tall red crest with black frontal bristles. The female is dark green with brown wing coverts and a bristled, slate-gray head. However, both sexes have bright red skin around their eyes and on their legs and beak. They are rotund, short-tailed birds.

Status in the Wild

Listed as "near threatened" on the IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).

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