Crested wood-partridge in exhibit

Crested Wood-partridge

Scientific Name

Rollulus rouloul

Class

Aves

Order

Galliformes

Range

Myanmar, Thailand, and Malay Archipelago

Habitat

Woodlands, tropical rainforests, and bamboo thickets

Estimated Wild Population

n/a
Crested wood-partridge in exhibit
IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Near Threatened IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Near Threatened

More Information

Physical Description

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 logo

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®.

Learn More

Animal Care staff working with seal

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.

Learn More

Support Your Zoo

Two Chilean flamingos in exhibit

Animals Depend On People Too

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.

ADOPT an Animal

Asian small-clawed otter in exhibit

Wish List

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. 

Browse the Wish List

Take Action With Us

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.

Learn More