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BIRDS

Crested Wood Partridge

 Rollulus roulroul 

ON EXHIBIT:  Butterfly Garden at Ocean Journey

Crested Wood Partridge

FUN FACTS
The male has a spectacular reddish crest, dark, blue-green plumage and a bright red circle around the eye, lower beak and legs.  The female plumage is green with reddish wings and head.  Crested partridges live in flocks of five to 15 and spend most of their time scratching on the forest floor for food.  The nest is a simple depression in dry leaves where five to six eggs are laid.

CONSERVATION
They are listed as “Near Threatened” in the wild by the IUCN because of over logging and habitat destruction. They are quite common in captivity and the Tennessee Aquarium maintains a breeding flock of two males and three females in the Butterfly Garden in Ocean Journey.


Fan Photo

Crested wood partridge
Photo by amanda.pippin

About This Animal

SIZE   10 inches

RANGE  Malaysia to Borneo and Sumatra

HABITAT  Tropical lowland forests

DIET  Insects and fruit