Crested wood-partridge in exhibit

Crested Wood-partridge

Scientific Name
Rollulus rouloul
Myanmar, Thailand, and Malay Archipelago
Woodlands, tropical rainforests, and bamboo thickets
Estimated Wild Population
Crested wood-partridge in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Vulnerable Endangered Status Graph - Vulnerable

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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.

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Crested wood-partridges use their feet to probe for insects, seeds, and fruit on the forest floor.

Parents sometimes split newborns into two groups, with the male and female each caring exlusively for half the clutch.

Breeding pairs dig tunnel-like nests on the forest floor.

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