Estimated Wild Population
Crested wood-partridges are a dimorphic species, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males have blueish-purple feathers, as well as a large, red crest on their head. Females have green feathers and lack a crest. These birds can live in groups of up to 15 individuals. Parents feed their chicks for the first week, after which chicks begin to forage for their own food.
Interesting Fact 1
Crested wood-partridges use their feet to probe for insects, seeds, and fruit on the forest floor.
Interesting Fact 2
Parents sometimes split newborns into two groups, with the male and female each caring exlusively for half the clutch.
Interesting Fact 3
Breeding pairs dig tunnel-like nests on the forest floor.
Species Survival Plan®
We cooperate with other members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to manage the zoo population of this species through a Species Survival Plan®.
Commitment to Care
Lincoln Park Zoo prioritizes individual well-being over everything else. Guided by scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best welfare outcomes for each individual in the zoo’s care.
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When you ADOPT an animal, you support world-class animal care by helping to provide specially formulated diets, new habitat elements, and regular veterinary checkups.
The Wish List is full of one-of-a-kind items for the zoo’s animals, including nutritious snacks and enrichment items to keep them active and healthy.
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Wildlife face many daunting challenges—some global, like planet-wide climate change, and some that affect individuals, like an animal ingesting plastic—but now is not the time to despair. None of these problems are too big for us to come together and solve.