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Male crested wood partridge
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Crested Wood Partridge

Rollulus rouloul

About

Crested wood partridges live in evergreen forests of Southeast Asia, where much of their lives are spent the ground. They find food and make their nests on the forest floor but roost in trees overnight. They are good runners and can fly if they are in danger.

Male and female crested wood partridges look different from each other. Males have a metallic green back, brown wings and a red crest on their head. Females are green all over, which is good camouflage for incubating eggs in nests on the ground. Males make the nest and help tend to chicks for about a week, before they are ready to join the adults looking for seeds, fruits and small animals to eat.

Size
10 inches long
Live in
Southeast Asia
Food
Seeds, fruits, invertebrates
IUCN Red List Status
Vulnerable
Female crested wood partridge

Conservation

Crested wood partridges and other wildlife in Southeast Asia are threatened by deforestation, including for the palm oil industry. Palm oil, found in many foods and products for the home, is produced from trees farmed in land once held forests. You can help protect the forests that orangutans call home by purchasing products made only with sustainable palm oil. Look for the PalmOil Scan mobile app and use it when you shop!

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